Sony 'Welcome Back' Program leaked
The PlayStation Network is back, but the PlayStation Store isn’t. And while we don’t yet have a firm date as to when we can expect the Store’s return, we do have some good news about what you can expect when the Store does come back.
Initially leaked via the European PlayStation Blog’s RSS feed, and later confirmed by the American PlayStation Blog, Sony’s “Welcome Back” program is set to be quite generous. When the PlayStation Store finally comes back to the PlayStation Network, here’s what existing members (as of April 20th) can acquire. For full details, be sure to visit the Blog.
Gamers can select two of the five following PlayStation 3 games:
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- WipeOut HD + Fury
Those with PSPs can also cop two of four following PSP games:
- LittleBigPlanet PSP
- ModNation Racers PSP
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
Additionally, the PlayStation faithful can look forward to the following:
- “A selection of ‘On Us’ rental movie titles” for use on a single weekend. The weekend in question and the titles available have yet to be determined.
- Non-PlayStation Plus subscribers get 30 free days of PlayStation Plus.
- Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers get 60 free days of PlayStation Plus.
Keep in mind that, according to the original European RSS post, European gamers are going to get Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty in lieu of Super Stardust HD.
[UPDATE] Additional Terms & Conditions about the programme:
- “For eligibility for the welcome back programme consumers must be an account holder on 20 April 2011. Specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live. All existing PSN registrants have 30 days from when the welcome back programme goes live to redeem their content.
- For the German market, InFamous and Dead Nation will be replace with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings in the selection of PS3 games.
- For the German market, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation will be replaced with Everybody’s Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party in the selection of PSP games. Killzone Liberation will not offer online gameplay functionality.
- Access to the 30 days free PS Plus subscription is only available for those countries where PS Plus is offered. You will have access to the PS Plus content planned for May for 30 days. Access to the free games and exclusive features finishes at the end of the 30-day subscription period. Anything you buy with exclusive discounts, dynamic themes and premium avatars are yours to keep forever.”Thoughts?