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Sony may launch a new version of PlayStation Plus subscription service to provide full PS series games. Expected to launch next spring #PlayStation Now (169417)

Prior to this, Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, had opposed the provision of game works by subscription, because 3A-level game works often require a large investment, and the cost of game content produced by investing tens of millions or US dollars. Obviously it is difficult to recycle through subscription.

Compared with Microsoft’s Xbox series consoles that provide backward compatibility with old platform game functions, it also cooperates withXbox Game Pass subscription service, Allowing users to download and play more services, or through the Ultimate subscription version to play in the cloud on more connected devices including 3A-level new games and other game content. Sony provides PlayStation Plus subscription services and PlayStation Now on PlayStation series consoles. Streaming game services are obviously not very attractive, but apparently under the pressure of competition from companies such as Microsoft, Sony also plans to launch a new subscription service as a countermeasure.

According to Bloomberg News, Pointed out that Sony plans to integrate the two services of PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now, with the code name “Spartacus”, which is expected to be launched next spring and will be available to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players.

In related plans, Sony will still retain the PlayStation Plus brand name, and will distinguish three service versions, one of which will be the same as the existing PlayStation Plus, and the other version will add more PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 game content for players to use. The third version will be integrated into the PlayStation Now service, and will also join PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Portable platform games, allowing players to play more classic or popular games on the old platform.

Prior to this, Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, had opposed the provision of game works by subscription, because 3A-level game works often require a large investment, and the cost of game content produced by investing tens of millions or US dollars. Obviously it is difficult to recycle through subscription.

However, platform operators such as Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft have successively launched their own subscription game services to attract the support of many players. Obviously Sony must also accept this market trend in the future, and in the game sales and subscription use Strike a perfect balance between.

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