So who didnt see this coming?.
I also have to laugh at some of the reply's in this thread from some of the very same people who didnt think this would happen or want this now saying how its going to be bigger then Gamepass thanks to PS+ subs without taking into account how PS+ is going to still be its own service..
Question is how many people are going to pay the extra to play "Old" games that they most likely already own or will be cheaper to pick up on sale 2nd hand??.
Guess what the next step is? Sony fans begging Sony to put first party games on this service day and date to compete with MS when they notice that this isnt doing gamepass numbers so cant brag about it just like they cant atm with PSNow.
I didn't see it coming this quickly, if it really is. Some thought it would never happen, others like myself, figured later than sooner. The big reasons still stand however, at least based on the leak, that things like day 1 exclusives wouldn't be necessary for a PS GP.
The leak seems to imply that SNY will offer something closer to GP, without offering the exact same type of service. Maybe that means more than PS Now but less overall than GP, or perhaps match GP in content though with different types of offerings instead.
I myself wouldn't use this service otherwise, except that I'd guess that Plus is going to get baked into it. As long a there is either a cheaper online only option, or that Plus remains mostly unchanged as is, then I couldn't care less if it's part of the service or separate.
I also don't really think, based on what little is known, that this new PS service would immediately topple GP. If Plus get's baked into it, then it sure will seem like the new service has better numbers through the transfer. Though would that cause MS to then tie Live and it's numbers into GP as well?
I don't think that many overall will pay for BC, which is why I initially thought the mid tier approach, which would tie into Plus right now, would make sense. It would be a nice extra. Though if SNY adds it to the top tier, then those who want it can pay for it. Right now SNY is getting away without BC, so why give it away for free? I can see why SNY would go either route.
I myself threw out the idea of day 1 exclusive new IP in the top tier, simply because that way SNY could get away with offering day 1 exclusives, which happen from time to time, without offering the known heavy hitters. This could also help the launch of new IP for those who aren't as willing to pay $70 to try a new title. It would also help to keep the cost of the top tier service down.
It wouldn't surprise me if SNY goes with a $150 top tier service. That way they can land right in between the GP offerings of $120 and $180, and don't have to quite match what GP Ultimate offers overall. At least until they found out whether it was worth it or not to add a higher exclusives tier for $200 or $250.