To apologize for the PlayStation Network outage due to a cyberattack on the service on Christmas day, Sony is offering five extra days onto all active PlayStation Plus memberships, as well as a 10% off discount off for any purchase on the PlayStation store.
Announced in a recent PlayStation blog post, Sony’s Eric Lempel stated that the company wants show their appreciation for the patience of PlayStation gamers during the PlayStation outage during the holidays.
According to Lempel, the extension itself will be automatically applied to all PlayStation Plus memberships that were active on Christmas day. More updates on the extension itself will be given on the PlayStation blog as time goes on. Lempel stated that those whose memberships expire before more information on the extension is made available will be given five free days of PlayStation Plus regardless once the extension becomes available.
As for the 10% off discount, that will be given to players as a promotional code sometime this month for a limited time. The discount will be good for any total cart purchase on any content available on the PlayStation store, including videogames, add-ons, season passes and even TV shows and Movies.
These announcements from Sony come in at the right time after displeased gamers were met with an outage that hit PlayStation network during the holidays. The attack itself was committed by the infamous hacker group known as the Lizard Squad.
Yet, this certainly isn’t the first time that Sony PlayStation Network has been hacked and temporarily shut down. More recently, the network had been put down in early December and even August. However, nothing compares to the massive PlayStation Network breach that took place in 2011, which resulted in the personal data and credit card information of nearly 77 million customers being stolen.
More information on the PlayStation Plus extension and 10% off discount will be reported as the month of January carries onward.
Source: PlayStation Blog