Details Of The Welcome Back Programme For SCEE Users

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Now that certain PSN services have been restored and you’re once again enjoying online gaming, it seems a good time to confirm what is being offered as part of the Welcome Back programme.

Once we restore PlayStation Store, which will be just a little while longer, you will have the opportunity to claim your Welcome Back gifts. Please note that the Welcome Back programme is only available for those countries with access to PlayStation Store*.

All existing PlayStation Network members will be able to access the following from PlayStation Store*:

Two PS3 games from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Infamous*
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Dead Nation*

For those with PSP accounts, you will also be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation*

– 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers*

– Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription.

– For existing Music Unlimited subscribers, you will be given 30 days free subscription.

– We are working on a Welcome Back offer in PlayStation Home and will share that when it is confirmed.

I would like to thank all of the developers and publishers involved in this programme for their support in making this happen. We certainly couldn’t have done it without you.

You will be able to access this content once PlayStation Store comes back online and we are doing everything we can to make that happen as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support and keep checking back on the blog for more information.

  1. 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.
  2. For the German market, InFamous and Dead Nation will be replace with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings in the selection of PS3 games.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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  • What about those of us who received a PS3, on say, the 28th of April and were unable to use PSN at all?

    • Unfortunately this offer is only for those with registered accounts when PSN went down. I’m sorry I can’t give you a better answer, but unfortuantely that is the eligibility criteria for this offer.

  • oww come on after all this you give us games that we already had from playstation plus our people already bought a year ago?

    really after all that time you cant give us something new?

    from those 5 games i own 4 payed full prize

    come on……

    otherwise give us some good demos

    duke nukem fear 3 our naything else

    this is bad …..

    • I’m really sorry tha there is nothing there that you want. We’ve tried really hard to put together a list of high quality BD games, rather than simply offering cheaper PSN titles. The average metacritic rating for these games is over 84%, so these are high quality games. Unfortunately with a user base of 77m people, it is really hard to offer something for everyone.

  • Not bad, but the free games are more than likely to be owned already by a lot of people (I already own all of them except Dead Nation)

    How about “We’ll give you cross game chat” as a freebie?

  • what about folks with a ps3 and a psp?

  • Nice better than I’d expected tbh :D good work sony :D any news on eta for ps store or do we have to wait until the japanese psn is back up and stage 1 is fully complete? :D

  • woaww!! sony!! xOOO
    u nvr lozt ma truzt, but juzt lookin at diz
    awww, sony u shouldn’t havvvv, diz iz EPICCCoooo
    fanxxx sony, fanxxx (i put 3 x’z 4 a reazon, LOOL)

  • Hi Nick I hope i dont sound ungrateful but i all ready own all those games(Check my profile), does this mean i wont get anything free now as part of the welcome back programme apart from 30 days ps+?

    Little big planet i recieved when i signed up to 12 months ps+, infamous i all ready bought and completed when it came out, wipeout fury hd i have downloaded from the store, quest for booty i also have, and dead nation i bought when it had the day one discount with psn+.

  • That’s great, except the only PS3 game I don’t have on that list is Dead Nation, so I’m only getting one game I guess?

  • can folks with ps3’s and psp’s get 2 games for each platform or a total of 2 between them?

  • I own 4/5. -.-‘

  • Nice one :) most of those games i have already ;)
    not much a choice :) LBP and Wipeout only

    and what about competitions?

  • Hmmmm…

    I’ve got most of those and don’t really care for the ones that I haven’t. Early adopters shafted again, I guess.

    The gesture is appreciated, though…

  • Niiiice)
    Dead Nation and Infamous – it’s all i need)
    Thank you, Sony)

  • I already have them except Whipeout, don’t use psp… so, what’s next?

  • i have alreday gotten those games :(

    giving away LBP when you gave it for free with PS+ is ridiculous as the majority will own this.

    your supposed to be welcoming back the hardcore base which more than likey would own these already (which i do!) you should be offering new content rather than outdated carp which no one wants.

  • Cool

    Thanks guys, really apreciate it.

  • WOOOOOOOOWWWWW, this games are jest AWESOME!!!!!!!!! THANKS SONY!!!!!!!!! :D

  • its not bad but you should put in cross game chat as it would make the psn experience alot funner

  • Own 3 of 5 because of psplus, nevertheless, I’m satisfied.
    Thank you for all the hard work, bringing this to us. Even though communications were messed up, the attacks weren’t your fault and you must’ve had a hard time

  • A great selection of _popular_ PS3 games, which brings me to this:

    I have all 5 of them, what will you do about that? Any chance you will extend the selection with more games?

    Maybe Mass Effect 2, ModNation Racers (PS3), MAG or Outland? :)

  • I already have all of them.

  • The only game on the PS3 list I don’t already own is Infamous, and that won’t be available in Germany.
    What about a equal replacement..? Maybe MAG or something… but Hustle Kings and Super Stardust HD? Come on…

  • Awwww LittleBIgPlanet. I already have that game. Maybe Infamous.

  • shame…i own everything :(

  • kinda disappointed, seeing as I have most of the ps3 games already. Can you guys put up alternatives for those of us who already own most of these games?

  • no way, I’ve been banging on about a discount for dead nation and now i get it for free, Thanks Sony…. nice one

  • “Access to the free games and exclusive features finishes at the end of the 30-day subscription period.”

    so after the free ps+ period is over we lose the ‘free games’, thats… dissapointing

    • look at it is that you’ll have access to lots of free content for 30 days, so should make for a busy month of gaming.

    • Apologies my message didn’t work. What I meant to say is that unfortunately that is the way PS Plus works, but if you look at as access to a lot of free content for a month, you should have a busy month of gaming.

  • What happens with those of us who own all the PS3 and PSP games?

  • ya ya ya this is so not bad for me

  • Fantastic i already own all of those PS3 and PSP games, most loyal customer gets screwed once again.

    Thanks alot Sony.

    Still all those people that rarely play on PSN and rarely buy from your store anyway will be dead chuffed.

  • Well I got 2 of these free with plus and infamous and dead nation were offered in plus on a discount, I dont however have quest for booty….

    I dont think its great for the plus customers who signed up orginally as we got this already…. But maybe good for others

    But its free stuff I suppose..

    A small suggestion what about modnation as this was going to be released on discount to plus memebers before the network went down?

  • Great selection but unfortunately i have 4.5 out of the 5 (Don’t have the Wipeout Fury DLC.)MAG would be nice, i’d happily trade the free games and PS+ for it ;)

  • Thank you for this Sony!
    Although most of us hardcore gamers already hown most of these fantastic titles your actions are still appreciated! You can count on me to keep as your loyal fan, not because you are Sony, but because there’s still honor on your company.

  • Thanks a lot, but what if i own all of them? :(

    Thanks anyway though, better than nothing..

  • Thank you for this Sony!
    Although most of us hardcore gamers already own most of these fantastic titles your actions are still appreciated! You can count on me to keep as your loyal fan, not because you are Sony, but because there’s still honor on your company.

  • Nice Fail.. 77 million people hacked, criminals got personal information, creditcard info etc.

    And all we get are 20 year old second hand used games. Big fail.. :/

    In The Netherlands we would say: Sigaar uit eigen doos..

    Wat een barenden..

  • Have most of those games not already been put out as PS+ free games LMAO
    While im thankful there is a welcome back programme it really is quite a poor choice of games which are now dated or people have been given free before or payed for anyway. Why not LBP2 or MAG to name a couple? Both haven’t been given to PS+ before and are more recent exclusives to hit playstation.

  • I am in the precarious position of owning all 5 of the PS3 games, plus the two German replacements. It’s unfortunate, but it’s just luck of the draw. Personally, I’m happy Sony have actually come out with something for free. Firstly, they’re not obliged to bring out anything, and secondly, with all the perks, add-ons and everything else that’s coming out (free Plus? Want!) it kinda puts the Xbox Live Arcade’s ONE game to shame.

    However, it looks like the PSP will be getting good use!

  • Details Of The Welcome Back Programme For SCEE Users + Posted on 16.05 by Nick Caplin

    hmmmmm why have they only just put it up then?

  • I am going to get Infamous and Dead Nation. Thank you Sony :)

  • @Zephon

    No you just lose the ability to get them. If you get them before the subscription period is over theya re yours for keeps.

    I only own LBP out of those 4, will prob get Infamous and Dead Nation.

  • i suggest probebly at least some decent ps1 classics like resident evil final fantasy 7 or metal gear solid 1

  • I already own everything there except WipeOut. That sucks. Wish we’d all just gotten PSN store credit instead.

  • destruct-o-matic

    Thanks but I have them all Sony, now add 5GBP to my PSN account and I’ll die a happy man =)

  • I will receive 30 days of PS+ because I don’t own a PS+ subscription. I’m gonna choose inFamous and LBP, will these games disappear or become unavailable/unplayable when my free subscription of PS+ ends?

    • The free games are yours to keep. It is only some of the content you get through PS Plus that will expire at the end of the month.

  • Oh well, I own all of them. What do I do now :(

  • very good PS3 games, but I`m own 4 of 5 :-(

  • any option to just get 1 euro in my wallet.. got all 5 games..

  • REALLY? You replace Infamous and DeadNation with HustleKings and Super StarDust HD? Full Price Game and relatively new PSN Game with old PSN Games? ;) Greetings from Germany… I own all other games. :-/

    Okay, i don’t really need any Welcome Back PAckages, but the Exchange is ridiculous. then offer infamous and Dead Nation in Germany for 1€ as Welcome Back Offer – no problem with the USK, you sold them before in the store… Where ist the effin’ problem?!? please think about that…

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