Sony might still be unable to ship Playstation 5 consoles in bulk, but they do have an upcoming program that they hope can compete with XBOX’s Game Pass.
Per The Verge:
Sony, who already offers two subscription services, PlayStation Plus (which is required for the majority of online multiplayer games) and PlayStation Now (which offers a catalog of games to download or stream), and they will reportedly be merged in this new offering. Sony will likely keep the PlayStation Plus brand, reporter Jason Schreier said on Twitter, but “phase out” PlayStation Now.
This new service, which is codenamed Spartacus, would have three tiers. One would offer current PlayStation Plus perks, another would include a catalog of PS4 and “eventually” PS5 games, and a third would have “extended demos, game streaming and a library of classic PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games,” Bloomberg reports, adding that it’s “likely” to be available on PlayStation 4 as well as the PS5. The company would launch the service in the spring.
But will it be able to compete with XBOX Game Pass? I don’t know, despite the major popularity of the next gen console, PS5 is near impossible to get. Due to the pandemic and now extreme supply shortages, the only people who can nab the system are either the very wealthy or the bottom feeding CHUDS who buy them all up just to jack up the prices and re-sell them on EBAY.
Sony needs to seriously step their game up in production or they will start losing out to the next gen XBOX (which is way easier to find) or the emerging VR systems like Facebooks’ Oculus Quest 2.