Sony offer PS+ extension as apology for PSN downtime
Yesterday, Sony announced they are offering five day PlayStation Plus extensions and discounts to all its users after PSN went off line due to DDOS attack during the Christmas period.
The five-day PlayStation Plus extension will apply to all members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th. The five days of additional time will be automatically applies, so no action is necessary to receive the extension.
In addition to the five-day extension, Sony will be offering a 10% discount code good for a one-time discount in the PlayStation Store as a thank you to all PSN members. This discount can be used on any number of the content in the store.
While this is a nice gesture, it was not really required or in my eyes expected. What happened to PlayStation Network over the Christmas period was an attack from an outside source, and not the result of an issue on Sony’s end, but I can see why Sony would offer fans an apology.
For more details on the apology, please check out the Eric Lempel, VP of Sony Network Entertainment statement on the PlayStation Blog.
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