For a few months now, Microsoft has been optimizing its Xbox Game Pass offering, forcing the PlayStation division to respond, much as it can elsewhere. While some are dreaming of a Sony-style Xbox Game Pass soon, the Japanese giant has just formalized a new PlayStation service, which does not concern video games… but cinema.
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Sony returns to VOD on PlayStation
Indeed, according to some rumors, Sony has formalized the launch of a new platform, called PlayStation Plus Video Pass. This is a new service, affiliated with PlayStation Plus therefore, which will allow subscribers to claim an unlimited selection of feature films. An application available on the all new PS5, but also on PS4.
Thus, PS Plus subscribers will be able, at no additional cost of course, to launch twenty films (Venom, Bloodshot, etc.) and other content from Sony Pictures. The catalog will be renewed every three months, but do not expect to find this application today on your Sony console. Indeed, the PlayStation Plus Video Pass is currently in the test phase, and is only available in one country: Poland.
According to Nick Maguire: “We know very well that we have a large base of players in Poland who stand out for their engagement and activity on the network and social media. They also like to use VOD platforms. For us, this is the perfect combination, the perfect market, to introduce a test service as part of the PS Plus program. ”
This new PlayStation Plus Video Pass offer could therefore allow Sony to enhance its PS Plus offer, which is now a bit stingy in the face of a more than impressive Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It remains to be seen whether PS4 and PS5 owners will be sensitive to this new offer, knowing that many of them buy a video game console mainly … to play. Remember that Sony already offered a movie and series rental service on PlayStation, which closed a few months ago.