We were hit with a surprising leak yesterday about a possible Video Pass service, but today it was finally confirmed. Sony is testing out the new PlayStation Plus Video Pass, but only in Poland. Launching today, Polish PlayStation Plus users will have the chance to access over 20 movies and tv shows.
Every three months, it will add new content, and the test will run for a year. Sony has decided to test this in Poland due to specific data, and will monitor its popularity before launching worldwide. This is what SIE’s global services VP Nick Maguire had to say on the service,
“At this stage, however, I cannot say whether it will be created and what the test process will look like for other markets, as well as what the future is for PlayStation Plus Video Pass after the test period. We are currently focusing only on the Polish market, on Polish players and what will be their reaction to the additional benefit under the PS Plus program.”
These Polish players stand out compared to other countries based on activity in social media networks and the use of VOD (video on demand) platforms. Sony’s interest in video streaming may be due to the popularity Disney+ and Netflix have gained through the years. Yet, it was only last month that they decided to remove all rentals and purchases.
Perhaps this is the intended direction, and by next year everyone will have access to the Video Pass. By August 31st, 2021, all movies and shows will be unavailable. Also, your previously purchased titles won’t be harmed, so you’ll still own them. Make sure to purchase what you need before it closes!
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