Now that the PlayStation Network has respawned across various parts of the globe this past weekend, Sony is saying sorry in the form of free PlayStation 3 and PSP games. At least in Europe, where the PlayStation maker has outlined its "Welcome Back" offering.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's head of communications Nick Caplan writes today that PSN users will get up to four free games for the PS3 and PSP. PlayStation Network account holders will be able to claim them from the PlayStation Store when that goes live - "just a little while longer," Caplan writes - provided they have access to the Store in their country.
Here's whats on offer. Two PlayStation 3 games from the following list:
- Wipeout HD/Fury
- Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
- Dead Nation
And two PSP games from the following list.
- LittleBigPlanet PSP
- ModNation Racers PSP
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
That list is a bit different for PSN users in Germany, which swaps Dead Nation and Infamous for the less violent Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings on the PS3. German PSP owners will get Everybody's Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party instead of Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation on the PSP.
On top of that, PSN account holders can expect 30 days of free PlayStation Plus membership for non-subscribers, 60 days of free subscription for those currently enrolled in the program.
More details on additional make-good attempts at the European arm of the PlayStation.blog.
The North American PlayStation.blog indicates an official announcement similar to the one issued for Europe will be coming soon.
Details of The Welcome Back Programme for SCEE Users [PlayStation.blog Europe]