You may have more reasons to sign up for PlayStation Plus than online multiplayer and bonus games. VGC has learned that Sony has briefly published a logo and description for a “PlayStation Plus Video Pass” on its website. Although the company has since removed the footage, it promised access to Sony films (including Bloodshot, Venom, and Zombieland: Double Tap) as part of a “trial service” that would last at least a year.
Either way, the timing is right. Sony recently announced that it would stop selling movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Store on August 31, and a video pass could fill that void. The company also has an extensive catalog of video content that can be streamed from other studios without licensing, including Funimation and the recently acquired Crunchyroll anime service.
There would be no secret behind the pass. This could add value to PlayStation Plus and keep its subscribers even if they don’t take full advantage of the service’s key gaming features. It may not be able to rival Netflix or Amazon’s selection, but it doesn’t have to as long as it increases Plus membership.