Update, April 22 (9:50am ET): Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Plus Video Pass is a test service in Poland that offers films from Sony Pictures.
What you need to know
- A logo for something called "PlayStation Plus Video Pass" popped up on Sony's official Polish website.
- The description read that it's a trial service available from April 21, 2021 through April 21, 2022.
- The description also notes that it's available to PS Plus members in Poland, but it's unclear if there is a global rollout of some kind.
VGC discovered a logo for something called the PlayStation Plus Video Pass was published on Sony's official Polish website. Though it has since been removed, the premature reveal indicates that some type of video service could be making its way into the subscription for members.
Before being removed, a description read: "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."
It's unclear if it specifies Poland because it was initially found on Sony's Polish website or if this is a benefit that is only coming to those in Poland. It could be a global service, but we won't know more until Sony officially announces something.
This comes over a month after Sony had announced that it was discontinuing movie and TV purchases and rentals. You'll still be able to view content you've already purchased after this change takes effect.
Sony's been bolstering PlayStation Plus a lot lately. With the release of the PS5 it delivered the PlayStation Plus Collection, granting access to over a dozen popular titles. In recent months it's also seen new releases launch into the service like Bugsnax, Destruction AllStars, and Oddworld: Soulstorm.
As nice as it is to see PlayStation Plus receive all of this love and support from Sony, I do wish that it would support PlayStation Now the same.
Update, April 22 (9:50am ET) — Sony confirms PlayStation Plus Video Pass in Poland
Sony reached out to Polish website Spider's Web to provide more details on the PlayStation Plus Video Pass service that had leaked on its website before an official announcement. According to SIE Global Services VP Nick Maguire, the service is being tested in Poland as Sony monitors its popularity and how people use it.
PlayStation Plus Video Pass will allow those in Poland on PS4 and PS5 to access over 20 movies and shows from Sony Pictures, with new content being added every three months. Maguire went on to say that he can't say whether there will be a global rollout of this program or if it will even make it past this initial testing phase.
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