When PSN was hacked back in 2011 and was subsequently offline for a month, Sony did the classy thing and came back with the “Welcome Back” program. This program allowed users to download two PS3 games and 2 PSP games for free, more than making up for the long wait.
However, that didn’t please everyone, which lead to a class-action lawsuit being filed against Sony. Sony recently came to an agreement with the people they were being sued by, and are now also offering more free games for PSN users.
Sony said the following in a statement to GameSpot:
“While we continue to deny the allegations in the class action lawsuits, most of which had been previously dismissed by the trial court, we decided to move forward with a settlement to avoid the costs associated with lengthy litigation.”
They go to talk about no confirmed reports of identity theft:
“To date, the Sony entities have received no confirmed reports of identity theft linked to the attacks, and there is no evidence that anyone’s credit card information was accessed. We are glad that the parties are working toward a resolution of this matter and that our gamers will continue to enjoy our entertainment services.”
Users who got games during the Welcome Back program are able to get one game for PS3 or PSP, three PS3 themes or a three-month subscription to PSN. Those who did not get any games are able to pick two of the aforementioned benefits.
Sony will reportedly be adding more games to the list that you can choose from, but as of right now they are the following:
- Dead Nation
- Killzone: Liberation
- ModNation Racers
- Patapon 3
- Super Stardust HD