Sony has begun converting active PlayStation Now subscriptions into PlayStation Plus. According to multiple users in regions with PS Now support, their subscriptions no longer say PlayStation Now. Instead, when they check their account, these services are listed as PlayStation Plus and have the same expiration dates as their previous PS Now subscriptions.
If this lines up with previous rumours, Sony is prepping to reveal its highly-anticipated Game Pass competitor called “Project Spartacus”. The service will see the PlayStation Now subscription convert into PlayStation Plus and offer three tiers of options for gamers to choose from.
After Sony goes live with Project Spartacus, PlayStation Now will cease to exist and PS+ will be the only service on the platform. Sony plans to incorporate PS Now into the PlayStation Plus subscription. However, instead of offering the games on a cloud streaming basis, players will be able to download games from the reported 300+ game library available on the service.
The only streamable content through the service will be through the top-tier option. This will include PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP games streamed to your console through the cloud.
Considering Sony has already removed PS Now store cards from retailers in the UK and now they are converting the PlayStation Now digital accounts into PlayStation Plus, the Project Spartacus announcement could happen any day now. We can only hope it lives up to the hype because Sony needs a Game Pass alternative and they need it fast.