That’s according to a new Bloomberg report, which cites people familiar with the plans.
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According to documents seen by Bloomberg last year, the new service is expected to launch for PS4 and PS5 this spring and to be structured across three payment tiers.
The first will reportedly include existing PlayStation Plus benefits such as online play and free monthly titles. The second will offer a large catalogue of games like Xbox Game Pass, although this isn’t expected to include first-party titles at launch. The third will add extended demos, game streaming and a library of classic PlayStation games.
VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb claimed last month that the service’s highest tier will cost $16 per month.
“Right now they are called ‘essential’, ‘extra’ and ‘premium’,” Grubb said on his Giant Bomb show. “The pricing, again could be a placeholder, but the pricing is $10 a month for essential, $13 a month for extra and $16 a month for premium.”
Grubb suggested the premium tier could include free trials of all PlayStation first-party titles.
“For premium, $16 a month… do you get full games? Not really… it’s like EA Play. You get full game trials. I don’t know if that’s for every single game that comes out, but it seems like that.” he said.
“You also get classic games and streaming. None of the other tiers will have cloud streaming.”
It offers members access to over 100 titles, including all first-party games at launch, for $10 / £8 per month on console or PC. For $15 / £11, users can access the games on console, PC and mobile devices, including via Xbox Cloud Gaming.