After playing catch up with Sony for much of the last generation, Microsoft encouraged many to return to the Xbox ecosystem with their Game Pass subscription service that offers countless games – including big first-party offerings – to download at a low monthly cost and dedication to backwards compatibility. Right now, for example, if you want to enjoy the under appreciated shooter 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, all you need to do is pop a copy into either your Xbox One or Series X console.
For months there were rumors that Sony was going to strike back with their own answer to Microsoft’s consumer friendly service, and in March of this year, they did just that. By combining their existing PlayStation Plus offering with their PS Now streaming platform, Sony has developed a tiered system wherein players can buy into one of three programs with each granting access to more content depending on which you want to buy into. For an explanation on the somewhat confusing structure, we suggest reading this entry on the PlayStation blog that goes into much detail HERE.
Today, Sony announced some of the titles that will be debuting with the service in a few short weeks, some of which fans of comic book video games should take notice of. Both the PlayStation exclusive Spider-Man titles, Marvel’s Spider-Man and it’s follow-up Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, will be available at launch for those who buy into the PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans. Take note, the version of Marvel’s Spider-Man is the one released in 2018 for the PlayStation 4 and not the remastered edition that is still only bundled with select versions of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
The 2021 Comic Book Video Games Game of the Year, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, can also be found in the same tier along with 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight. Both of these can also be enjoyed by Game Pass subscribers as of this writing.