Sony has began to tug PlayStation Now reward playing cards from retailers within the UK. Whereas this has already been taking place in the US for just a few weeks, the motion has gained extra prominence given current rumors of PlayStation launching its personal competitor to Xbox Recreation Move.
VentureBeat’s report says that by Friday, January 21, retailers within the UK must pull PS Now playing cards from their cabinets. GAME, a UK online game retailer, despatched a message out to its shops this week studying:
“Shops have till the shut of day Wednesday 19, January to take away all POS and ESD playing cards from all customer-facing areas and replace their digital bays in keeping with this week’s upcoming industrial replace…”
Final month, Bloomberg reported that Sony is planning to launch a subscription service just like Xbox Recreation Move. It’s codenamed “Spartacus,” and is allegedly a three-tier system. The primary tier retains present PlayStation Plus advantages whereas the second tier offers gamers entry to a library of PS4 titles. The third tier reportedly contains prolonged demos, sport streaming, and legacy content material from previous PlayStation platforms reminiscent of PS3, PS2, and PSP video games.
A Sony spokesperson later advised VentureBeat, “Globally, we’re shifting from PlayStation Now reward playing cards to concentrate on our present money denomination PlayStation reward playing cards, which will be redeemed for PlayStation Now.”
Sony spokesperson says:
“Globally, we’re shifting from PlayStation Now reward playing cards to concentrate on our present money denomination PlayStation reward playing cards, which will be redeemed for PlayStation Now.”https://t.co/RFyXXqkcZC
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) January 12, 2022
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier commented on VentureBeat’s story, noting that Sony’s current actions are certainly pointing to the corporate making ready the launch of Spartacus. The service is reportedly anticipated to launch in Spring 2022 and the PS Now title can be phased out, which may clarify Sony pulling the reward playing cards.