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Game Pass from PlayStation. What is Project Spartacus? Price, premiere, games. All you need to know

Game Pass from PlayStation. What is Project Spartacus? Price, premiere, games. All you need to know

We check out what Project Spartacus has and what it does, i.e. PlayStation’s answer to Xbox Game Pass.

It is undeniable that after a decisive victory in the eighth generation of consoles, Sony has more or less rested on its laurels. The Japanese manufacturer has ignored the competition, and while it is still doing very well, it now looks with envy at the results achieved by its competitors, particularly Microsoft .

Sony is running very chaotically in the 9th generation, and every major decision by the manufacturer seems to be a reaction to the actions of the competition, not a well-planned strategy. Even a perfect example of such behavior is PlayStation 5 exclusive games . Even around the PS5 premiere, Jim Ryan – president of SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) claimed that his company (unlike the competition) ” believes in the idea of ​​a console generation “. Sony’s leader wanted to make it clear that it was necessary to quickly and forcefully separate game production between individual generations (here PS4 vs PS5). Just a few months later, Jim Ryan was one of the first to announce that all the games from the Japanese manufacturer’s internal teams would go not only to PS5, but also to PS4. Such is the fate of Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7, and God of War Ragnarok will join this group in the coming months.

The head of SIE has also been repeatedly asked to “answer” his company on Xbox Game Pass . Ryan stubbornly clarified that Sony is not interested in this business model, in addition to being interested in PS Plus and PlayStation Now . It should come as no surprise to us that in a few days it may turn out that Jim Ryan will be discredited once again. There are more and more indications that soon Sony will reveal what is hidden under the name Project Spartacus that has been speculated for months. If you are also interested, we have collected for you all the most important information about the service.

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Project Spartacus will be a mix of PS Plus and PS Now (Image: Sony)

What is Project Spartacus really? Simply put, this is supposed to be a competitive service for Xbox Game Pass . However, Sony does not want to create copies of Microsoft solutions, but only use the maximum capabilities of its products and offer customers a choice.

Project Spartacus will combine the company’s existing subscription solutions, such as PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now. This means that we will be able to count on monthly free games, access to online services, many discounts and promotions, but also we will be able to count on an extensive catalog of products available as part of the subscription. The new service will be available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It is possible, however, that PC owners will be able to take advantage of Project Spartacus. Especially since PS Now is currently available not only on Sony consoles, but also on PCs.

Spartacus project – price and content

According to the latest information, the subscription service currently hidden under the name Spartacus will be available with three price options . Depending on the selected subscription, its content will vary significantly.

  • Basic – This is the basic subscription to Project Spartacus. It will include all existing PlayStation Plus benefits, such as online play, free games every month, and discounts on purchases in the PS Store. For him the price will most likely be 10 dollars (~ 43 PLN).
  • Extra – Project Spartacus 2 Edition will add to the above features a rich library of games (eg Xbox Game Pass). However, it is unlikely that games from internal Sony teams will be delivered to the service on release day. The “extra” variant will cost around $13 (~56 PLN).
  • Premium The more expensive version of Project Spratacus will offer all of the above benefits, plus it will include expanded demos (or demos of upcoming games from Sony), game streaming, and a library of PlayStation classics (possibly PSOne, PS2 and PS3 titles). Its price will be $ 16 (~ 69 PLN).

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Project Spartacus will give us access to a vast library of games (Image: Sony)

Project Spartacus – When will the premiere be?

Project Spartacus is still just the code name for the service behind it. However, it is possible that in the coming days we will know the official name of the new subscription from Sony, as well as the date of its release. Previously it was suggested that the first appearance of Project Spartacus might suffice already in the spring of 2022 .

Project Spartacus – Games

The Spartacus project will surely provide us with a rich library of games. PlayStation Now already offers hundreds of titles, and we can safely assume that at least some of them will hit the new service on premiere day. If you are just starting your adventure with PlayStation, this might be the best opportunity to get acquainted with the most important and prominent products of the Japanese manufacturer. God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, the Uncharted series or The Last of Us are just a few of the titles that will surely appear as part of the Spartacus project. Below you will find a list of the most interesting games from PS Now, which will likely also find their way to Project Spartacus.

  • The Origins of the Batman “Arkham”
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar
  • BioShock 2 Remastered
  • black mirror
  • blood borne
  • Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition
  • Darksider III
  • Desperados III
  • Dirt 4
  • insulting
  • Dynasty Warriors 8
  • Everyone went to the rapture
  • fallout 76
  • Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition
  • God of War
  • The notorious second son
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Mafia III
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker – Definitive Edition
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
  • Saints Row IV: Re-elected
  • Shadow Warrior 3
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
  • the last of us
  • boom 2
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception GOTY Edition
  • Vampire
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2
  • Yakuza 5

They will definitely go with the aforementioned set of Destiny 2 with all the extras released so far (maybe also with the excellent Witch Queen). Sony recently became the owner of the legendary studio – Bungie. Although the developers have negotiated a great deal of freedom, and the Destiny brand is still wholly owned by its creators, it is hard to imagine a situation in which the Spartacus Destiny 2 project would not offer

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The hidden service, called Project Spartacus, may premiere this spring (Image: Sony)

That’s all we know about Sony’s new subscription, called Project Spratacus. However, you can be sure that as soon as new information becomes available, we will let you know right away. This article will be constantly updated.


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