According to the very informed Jeff Grubb who seems to confirm previous rumors, Sony’s Project Spartacus would take shape and should not take long to become official.
Definitely very prolific when it comes to gleaning information, as he was able to do recently with Fallout New Vegas 2, Jeff Grubb took stock of everything he knows about the Project SpartacusSony’s “Xbox Game Pass killer”.
For the man, Spartacus is materializing even if it is still too early to say when it will be available to the public, which does not prevent him from leaking a lot of information about him, which mainly confirms the first data shared by Bloomberg Last year.
The launch is probably very close, something will definitely happen by the end of the monthbut I don’t think it’s publicly, I’m thinking more of something related to a new step internally validated, a new goal of reaching
Three versions of Spartacus for an extended offer?
Last December, when Bloomberg had begun to drop information on Spartacus, it was then only indiscretions to be taken with a grain of salt, but it would seem that they are now more and more viable since the news reported to the ears of Jeff Grubb are identical. Even if caution remains in order as long as nothing is set in stone, Spartacus should therefore, like its equivalent at Microsoft, offer several different formulas and prices to reach as many users as possible.
According to Jeff Grubb, Spartacus would split into 3 deals:
- Essential at $10/month: similar to current PS Plus
- Extra at $13/month: who would offer the Essential pack + a catalog of games similar to PS Now
- Premium at $16/month: which would give access to the Essential and Extra packs + streaming games and access to “classic games” as well as free trials for most first party software.
As for the premium packageGrubb clarifies that he doesn’t know exactly what these “classic games” are, but also informs us that trial versions similar to what is found on EA Play would be on the table and could even be implemented on most of Sony’s first party games.
For the Premium package at $16 per month…you won’t really get full games. It will be more like the EA Playen in a way and you will have access to full game trials. I don’t really know if it will be for all games [de Sony] that will come out, but it looks like it.[…] I also don’t know what they mean by “classic games” except that it’s a major part of this Premium bundle. In summary, with the Premium pack you get: game trials, classic games and streaming.
We will therefore still have to be patient to get official news, but if we cross all the information given by Grubb and Bloomberg, we can expect to learn more in the coming weeks/months. In any case, one thing is certain, Sony intends to make a name for itself in the market subscription services, which are also beginning to become more numerous.