Sony has upped its welcome back package for consumers for when its PlayStation Network eventually comes back.
The electronics company, looking to get back in the good graces of its consumers, has announced an enhanced compensation package. Playstation gamers will get 30 days of game time added to the end of the current billing cycle in addition to one day for each day the system is down. Secondly, Sony has teamed up with a number of publishers to offer in-game enhancements for when the Playstation Network is back up and running.
Here is a list of the following games offering something for when the network gets back up:
- DC Universe Online: Batman and Two-Face Inspired Masks and 30 Marks of Distinction
- Free Realms: Free daily items (7 to collect)
- Clone Wars Adventures: Count Dooku v2 Outfit
- EverQuest: A series of events, including Double XP, Double Rare Mob Spawns and Double Faction Gains
- EverQuest II and EverQuest II Extended: A series of events, including Double XP, Double Guild XP, Loot Bonanza, and City Festivals
- Vanguard: Saga of Heroes: A series of Double XP events
- Star Wars Galaxies: Bounty Hunter Statue, a miniature model of Boba Fett's ship, the Slave I
- Magic: The Gathering - Tactics: Four of each of these spells: Ivory Mask, Duress and Angelheart Vial, plus 500 Station Cash
- PoxNora: Limited edition Carrionling, Welcome Back 5K Gold Award Tournaments and two Draft Tournaments, plus 500 Station Cash
In addition, lifetime subscribers will get 20,000 coins for Free Realms, 7,500 Galactic Credits for Clone Wars Adventures and 10 Marks of Distinction for DC Universe Online. Also, Station Access subscribers will receive 500 Station Cash.
In early May, Sony's chairman and chief executive Sir Howard Stringer also offered a $1 million insurance policy for any user that becomes victim to an identity theft attack via its services. The company also offered one month free of Qriocity, as the subscription based music service also fell victim to the hack and said users can cancel their services at no-added cost.
We thank you for your patience as we continue to work around the clock to restore our game services. We know this has been a frustrating time for you and appreciate your understanding as we work to confirm the security of our network, Sony said on its Sony Online Entertainment website.
The outage was derived from an early April hack, where perpetrators got access to millions consumers' account information. Sony hasn't set an exact date for when the PlayStation Network will return, but said it wanted to make sure everything was covered and people's data was entirely secure. Rumors have run rampant as to when it will return, but nothing is definitive.