It appears that Sony will be bolstering its PlayStation Plus service by offering a selection of free movies to subscribers. This is based on images uncovered and screenshotted by VGC, which include a logo for an as-of-yet unannounced “PlayStation Plus Video Pass” service, as well as a banner advertising various hit Sony films (i.e., Venom, Zombieland: Double Tap, Bloodshot). PlayStation Plus Video Pass is presumably the reason why Sony will no longer offer TV and movie content for purchase or rental on the PlayStation Store later this year.
It could be that the platform holder is looking to increase the value of its paid subscription service, in the midst of strong competition from Xbox Game Pass, by rolling some video offerings into PS Plus. Crucially, the three movies featured in PlayStation.com’s now-removed website banner – Venom, Bloodshot and Zombieland – are all produced by Sony’s own movie business.