Sony’s Playstation network started working since 2 days ago in limited manner, in the United States and Europe. Now, it’s almost done and all the fans in different corners of the world can access it. They will all benefit from the Welcome Back program, which is the company’s way to apologize for the damage suffered by its clients. The program includes a selection of games and movies, all free!
After a very tense time, during which it has to struggle with recovering the data and minimizing the effects of the breach in its system (on the one hand) and with the accusations from officials and customers (on the other hand) Sony put the PlayStation Network back in its feet. The clients that had previous accounts have to change their password. Their games are saved, they will just resume it.
Every customer that has been affected by the downtime will be able to choose 2 free games from five. The selection includes Dead Nation, Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD and Wipeout HD. This is the offer for the ones that own a PlayStation. PSP owners have other options. They can choose 2 free games from a selection of 4: LittleBigPlanet PSP, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation.
Welcome Back Program also includes:
• Access to a wide selection of PlayStation Network movies for the PSN users. The titles of the movies have not been yet revealed, but they will be available over the weekend.
• Free access to PlayStation Plus for a month for the customers that haven’t yet subscribed to the premium PSN service. This service grants inclue a series of discounts and special offers.
• 60 days of free PlayStation Plus service for the customers who already subscribed.
• 100 free items in Sony’s PlayStation Home virtual world
In addition to the free of charge services included in Sony’s Welcome Back program, the streaming service Hulu offers customers that have the Hulu Plus premium accounts synchronized with PlayStation 3 a credit of 25 days. The users will receive an email from Hulu with the instructions.
Sony hopes to regain all the customers it has had back and now promises reinforced data protection.