Orignally published on 2022-01-18 19:29:55 by www.svg.com
Rumors that PlayStation would be rolling out an equivalent to Game Pass started circulating in December after Bloomberg reported on an upcoming three-tier subscription service. Soon after, gamers speculated that Sony might be discontinuing PlayStation Now when the company collected PS Now cards from UK retailers in January. At the time, a company spokesperson told IGN this was done to “focus on our current cash denomination PlayStation gift cards, which can be redeemed for PlayStation Now.” Still, fans held onto the idea that Sony could simply be hiding its plans for a new subscription service.
Sony still hasn’t confirmed any of these alleged plans for PlayStation. However, even if the new subscription rumor is false, the company will likely come up with some way to compete against Microsoft’s signature subscription deal. Microsoft also purchased Activision Blizzard in a deal that sent the internet into a frenzy, which may take some major franchises away from Sony. So, Game Pass or not, Sony is due for some aggressive moves.