PlayStation gamers might soon be treated to a monthly selection of free movies after the logo for PlayStation Plus Video Pass leaked online.
PlayStation Plus is already a pretty bonkers deal for PS4 and PS5 owners. The online subscription service was designed to allow online multiplayer gaming, but these days Sony also tosses in a number of games that subscribers can download and play as well. Lately those titles have been pretty darn good, too, with Days Gone and Oddworld: Soulstorm both part of the current deal.
Now it seems as though movies will soon added to the benefits list if a leak on Sony’s Polish website is anything to go by. The logo for ‘PlayStation Plus Video Pass’ was well-spotted by Video Games Chronicle, who also discovered the following text:
“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.”
Naturally both the logo and text have since been removed. Three movies were listed on the site: Tom Hardy’s Venom, Zombieland: Double Tap and the long-forgotten Vin Diesel flick, Bloodshot. All three are Sony distributed movies, making the speculation more credible, but we have no idea if this is purely a benefit in Europe or all across the world.
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Either way it’s especially interesting after the company recently announced plans to cease TV and movie rentals from the PlayStation Store. Adding some extra value into the PlayStation Plus service would also help combat Xbox Game Pass, which got a real shot in the arm after all the hullabaloo with Bethesda.
Sony is in the middle of delving into a multitude of film and television projects. One of the biggest is a HBO series based on The Last of Us. It’s starring Pedro Pascal and is due out next year. There’s also the Uncharted movie, but seeing as even Tom Holland is making it sound a bit shit, we’re not holding out much hope either.
You can read more about this topic over at the Gaming Observer.