Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier in a new article on the publication’s website shared information about the timing of the announcement of Spartacus, an analogue of the Game Pass subscription service from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE).
According to Schreier’s whistleblowers familiar with the Japanese platform holder’s plans, Spartacus (codename) could be announced as early as next week, i.e. from March 28th to April 3rd.
Schreier previously claimed that Spartacus will launch in the spring of this year. If you believe VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, it won’t be long in coming: The service is said to be “close enough to launch”.
According to unconfirmed information, Spartacus will combine elements of PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus, offering three subscription levels with different bonuses, from online access and game gifts to streaming and a library of classics.
Unlike the same Game Pass, Spartacus doesn’t plan to hand out high-profile blockbusters upon their launch. For example, one of Schreier’s informants urged not to wait for the upcoming God of War Ragnarok in the service on the day of its release.