Are subscription services the future of the industry? It is difficult to give an accurate answer, but the success of proposals such as Xbox Game Pass shows us that they are viable models that can be beneficial for studios and, more importantly, consumers. Therefore, it should not surprise us that other companies are already thinking of their own alternatives.
At the end of last year, a report from Bloomberg noted that PlayStation might be working on its response to Xbox Game Pass. According to the information, the subscription service, which would carry the code name Spartacus, could allow users to access a wide variety of games in exchange for a monthly fee.
The weeks passed and in mid-January another piece of news emerged that ignited the hype of the community. Specifically, Sony sent the order to stop selling PlayStation Now subscriptions in UK stores.
Will PlayStation welcome a new subscription service?
As long as Sony does not confirm or deny these reports, it is clear that the speculation will not end. As if all of the above were not enough, in recent days another detail has come to light that, without a doubt, rekindles the hype for a hypothetical new service that will try to compete against Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass.
As we told you, Sony announced this week the games that will be available at no additional cost to PS Plus subscribers during February. However, one player noticed a small change in the promotional banner wording that was more than enough to cause speculation on social media.
For more than a year ago, Sony uses the subtitle “For PlayStation Plus members” in the promotional image. Now, however, that text has been replaced by the following: “Available this month at no additional cost.”
Sony changed the text on the Playstation Plus promo image for next month.
Interesting. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/8sAN7OoIht
– AJ | Okami Games 🎮 (@ Okami13_) January 27, 2022
Of course, this small change might not mean anything really important. However, it is undeniable that it is strange that Sony decided to change the phrase just when the rumors about the hypothetical new subscription service are red hot.
We must remember that the supposed PlayStation subscription service will combine the benefits of PS Plus and PlayStation Now, while also offering other benefits such as the possibility of enjoying classic titles.
In any case, it is important to emphasize that Sony has not yet confirmed the existence of the project, so we recommend taking this information with a grain of salt and waiting for an official statement from the company. Of course, at LEVEL UP we will stay tuned and report any news.
But tell us, would you like the new PlayStation service to be real? Let us read you in the comments.
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