Now that some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been restored and you’re once again enjoying online gaming and entertainment, we’re happy to provide details about the “Welcome Back” appreciation program for customers in North America. We developed the program as an expression of our gratitude for your patience, support and continued loyalty during the service outage. From all of us at PlayStation, thank you and welcome back!
This package will be made available to all existing registered PlayStation Network and Qriocity users in North America (US and Canada), and will be made available shortly after we have fully restored the service. More specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live.
All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
- A selection of “On Us” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
- 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
- Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
- Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
- Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
- To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.
We’d like to thank all of our publishing and development partners who’ve contributed to the Welcome Back program, including Bigbig Studios, Codeglue, Digital Leisure, Guerilla Games, Heavy Water, Housemarque, Lockwood, Loot, Mass Media, Media Molecule, SCE Cambridge Studios, SCE Studio Liverpool, SCE San Diego Studios, and Sucker Punch Productions. We couldn’t have created such a compelling package without them!
As a reminder, you will be able to access the above content shortly after services are fully restored. We are doing everything we can to make that happen as soon as possible. Please visit the following sites for more information about the Welcome Back program in Europe and Latin America.
Thank you again for your support!
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I have an question my PSN Plus expired while PSN was out will I still be eligible for Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription?
I was actually hoping for more downloadable titles. The only thing I don’t own on the PS3 list is Wipeout. I was holding out on Dead Nation, but caved when it won the Gamers Choice award.
thanks sony keep it up! horahhh!!!!
Infamous!!! awesome! also lbp sounds awesome. the bad part is that i have both. the 3 others look not as good.
Good job Sony. This is a good list considering they didn’t owe us anything.
Just happy to be online again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh wow. Thats pretty nice of them. Good thing about this is that I can finish inFAMOUS.Their giving alot away though. Pretty generous of them. Especially the PS Home items. Thanks Sony!
When are we going to be able to get these? (im sorry if it said, i just skimmed )
Truly amazing, does this applies to Canada as well?
thanks so much sony
I have a code for download a car in ModNation racer that expired on May 12, I have some additional time to use the code.
Thank you, Sony.
well maybe dead nation sounds good.
NICE!! thats what im talking about.. no cheapo $9.99 title LoL. Cant wait to finally try out PLUS, if I like it enough I might consider extending it :) . I dont have Dead nation and been dieing for it. woohoo! I hope the PS Store is back up and running by weeks end. Thanks again.
this has just answer my questions for the most part and for that i thank you.id like to know regarding Home will there be any new spaces launching soon as the downtime should have gave developers ample time to create.
Many of us are having issues with needing to redeem a code so we can download a small file to enable multiplayer, will that function be enabled before everyone is able to start downloading their free games? are things like that going to be handled by different servers than the ones handling the delivery of free games? I’m worried the extreme traffic that will result from being able to downloadd games for free willhinder our ability to use other aspects of the network
Thank you so much sony! your the best!!! But which should i pick dead nation or super star dust hd?
will the money i had in my account still be there
I Want to play Mortal Kombat Online without Trial :/
What about me? I bought a ps3 literally the day after it went down. I had no idea. Go home. And bam. I got owned so hard. Extremely upsetting to pay for a month of netflix and basically only recieve half of it. Because i lost the other half due to PSN being down. So what do i get? Because i wasnt existing at that time. Im sure ill be boned in this of course. GG sony. Just switched from the 360 too.
There’s a fantastic selection of games there; thanks a bunch, Sony. It’s just a shame that I already own so many of them! I’ll pick up Dead Nation though, for sure. And though I have WipEout, I don’t have Fury yet.
One question, though. Will Super Stardust HD be bundled with any or all of its expansion packs?
does anyone still play the first LBP online?
I own all of the PS3 titles listed, but a good deal for anyone new to PS3 or does not own any of those titles. I’ll definitely take advantage of the 30 day free trial for PS+. I’ll download a few PS+ items at discounted prices. :)
how about gow3 instead? these games are quite dated…?
Wow! I have all those PS3 games. Sad Face.
will i be able to recieve 4 free games since i have a pspgo and a ps3? and my brother will also recieve 2 free games for his psp go, but the game list is kinda awesome. just hope i can get the 4 games and not just 2, even 1 from each category would work, <3 sony
Though you really didn’t HAVE to give us anything, i appreciate this very much. Thank you Sony
right on sony way to make it right with the people
Thanks sony very happy that the online is working again also cant wait till playstation store is working again and down with Xbox and Playstation forever!!!
sweet, the games are ones they know most everyone already has.
why not just store credit? i have other stuff i want.
and if i buy something (other than those listed) with my temporary (and it will be temporary) PS+ thing do i get to keep any of it after it expires?
Sounds good, I’m going to grab Super Stardust. I’ve been meaning to get that game for a while but never did.
and what if a player already owns one or multiple of these games can they instead get something else of equal value?
Thanks for all the free stuff, and hope everything works out.
WOW, an awesome “welcome Back” program. Thanks guys! In return, I shall endeavor to remain a Sony Playstation customer!
Since I already have Wipeout HD, can I just download the Fury add-on, or am I going to be shut out for that?
errrr, excuse me sony, but you missed Mexico, you know we are part of north america right, right??? so please dont leave us out side dont be mean thanks
I have a ps3 and psp! does that mean i’ll be getting 4? please answer!
im a resident of North America but am living in the west indies till the end of this year…. does this mean that i dont get the two free games??
Thanks sony, i officially forgive you
No free characters for marvel vs capcom 3? Come on gives us at least that for free.
Que bien Sony gracias y suerte
can someone work with me on this? one of the higher ups? i was affected by the outage and stuff, but if the full network is going to be up by may 31st.. well i dont think ill be able to make use of my free DLC and PS+ because im going out of the country and im not going to take my ps3 with me to a 3rd world country and risk it being stolen, im leaving next week and i wont be back till around the 2nd week of july, so whats going to happen? im going to miss out on all this welcome back stuff? i havent been able to play online for 3 weeks and now i miss all the good stuff D:
yes! infamous here i come! lol anybody up for Uncharted 2? add me :) Sony forever!
Nice! So when does the store come back online? I need to load up some new games on my PSPGo!
Very nicely done Sony!
sounds great sony
so playstation i been tryin 2 play black ops online n it will not let me play online all my friends can play online im the only 1 that it is not workin for, why is that? i tried so many different things and it still wont work can u please help me i been wantin 2 play so badly help me please
Sweetness!! lol Although I didnt miss online content much… i just played my offline games… But thank you for Excellent customer support and appriciation for your customers!