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Rumor: New higher-priced PlayStation Plus tier to include Crunchyroll

Sony reportedly plans to launch a new higher-priced PlayStation Plus subscription tier that bundles Crunchyroll with games.

Published Thu, Aug 12 2021 11:36 AM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Sep 13 2021 6:32 PM CDT

Sony is reportedly planning on introducing a new PlayStation Plus premium tier that bundles in video streaming offerings like Crunchyroll.

Rumor: New higher-priced PlayStation Plus tier to include Crunchyroll 78 | TweakTown.com

Sony will use its media arsenal to merge its billion-dollar gaming and video streaming services into one package. Sources tell Eurogamer that Sony will add a new higher-priced PS Premium subscription that bundles in other services like Crunchyroll at a reduced monthly/annual rate.

It's likely this will be part of PlayStation Plus Video Pass, an initiative that was accidentally leaked by Sony's Polish division back in April. Sony has yet to confirm details of PS Plus Video Pass, but the leaked materials included movies and TV shows from Sony Pictures Entertainment combined with the PlayStation Plus. It's possible Crunchyroll, which Sony recently acquired for $1.175 billion, will also be part of the offering.

Now Sony's decision to stop selling video content makes a lot more sense.

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