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Sony looks set to announce PlayStation Plus Video Pass: everything you need to know

Ed Nightingale April 22, 2021
PlayStation Plus Video Pass

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Sony looks set to potentially announce a PlayStation Plus Video Pass in the near future.

Spotted by Video Game Chronicles, images were briefly uploaded to Sony’s Polish website along with the following description:

“A new benefit available for a limited time on PlayStation Plus… PS Plus Video Pass is a trial service active 22.04.21 – 22.04.22. The subscription benefit is available to PS Plus users in Poland.”

The image features three films all owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment: Venom, Zombieland and Bloodshot.

It’s unclear from the details if this will be a global benefit, or solely for Polish users.

Sony previously announced that all film and TV content would be removed from its PlayStation Store from 31 August this year.

That includes both downloading and renting content, though existing purchases will be accessible.

The addition of video content to the service may be to provide an extra benefit to compete with Xbox’s Game Pass service, which offers hundreds of games in its subscription.

The PS Plus service could also be a way for Sony to promote their owned film and TV projects.

In 2019 a new unit in Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation Productions, was launched to adapt video games into other media.

The first film will be Uncharted, starring Spider-Man’s Tom Holland as Nathan Drake. The film was recently delayed into 2022.

An HBO adaptation of The Last of Us is in the works starring Game of Thrones actors Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie.

Further adaptations of Ghost of Tsushima, from John Wick director Chad Stahelski, and Twisted Metal, from Deadpool’s writers, are also planned.

The service would also need to compete with existing movie apps on the PlayStation console: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Apple TV.

PlayStation Plus is currently available for a monthly subscription and includes monthly free games and exclusive discounts in the PlayStation Store. PlayStation 5 users also have access to the PlayStation Plus Collection.

More: gaming, playstation

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