Sony Details PSN Welcome Back Program
PlayStation Network finally starts to get up and running again Sony have
detailed the free games that they promised all PS3 and PSP users as compensation
for the inconvenience of 25 days without online gaming.
In North America All PlayStation Network customers can
select TWO PS3 games from the
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
For North American PSP owners, you can download TWO games from this selection:
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
As well as this some other features and content will
be made available for free for a limited time:
- A selection rental
movies will be available for free over one weekend. The titles will be
- 30 days free PlayStation
Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
- Existing PlayStation
Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
- Existing Music Unlimited
Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days free.
Home will be offering 100 free virtual items.
- Additional 30 days +
time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription.
Sony have also said they will be providing multiple weekly updates to
the PlayStation Store this week to try and catch up with the backlog of content
that was supposed to be added to the store in the missed weeks.
In an FAQ posted on the PlayStation Blog Sony's plan for getting
all remaining PSN services back online is broadly discussed: “We will update the
PlayStation.Blog with information on timing of the Store restoration, as well
as the full list of new content as each publish occurs”.
In Europe the game selection is
slightly different with Ratchet &
Clank: Quest for Booty replacing Super
Stardust on the free PS3 games list.
A number of games that missed
planned events during the downtime will have them rescheduled, including the double XP weekend
for Call of Duty: Black Ops that was missed, SOCOM 4 will have some kind of event
to re-engage fans, and the inFamous 2 beta
will be extended.
All PSN content and services are
planned to be back online by the end of the month.