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PlayStation’s New Game Pass Competitor Is Apparently Getting Revealed Next Week

According to a fresh report on Bloomberg, PlayStation’s long-rumoured answer to Xbox Game Pass could be revealed sooner than we think.

Citing sources familiar with the plans, the report says that the service (which is codenamed Project Spartacus) could finally be unveiled in the coming week. As we’ve shared in the past, this new subscription reportedly works on a tiered system with the lowest tier essentially mirroring what PlayStation Plus is currently, the middle tier offering a catalogue of PS4 and PS5 titles to download and play while the most expensive tier adds in extended game demos, game streaming and potentially even a selection of classic titles spanning all the way back to PS1.

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Most recently, VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb claimed that the tiers are currently named Essential, Extra and Premium with the Premium end costing roughly $22 AUD per month. He also reiterated the one downside, that big-ticket PlayStation Studios games won’t be on the table on day one, though game trials should still allow people to sample those games ahead of making a purchase.

We can only hope that, once the service is revealed, it makes its way to all regions at once. PlayStation’s current closest equivalent PlayStation Now, which also offers a selection of games to both stream and download, never made its way to Australia and if this is true likely won’t at all.

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