Welcome Back | free games for all us victims
PSN users tonight learned which games they will be receiving free as part of Sony’s ‘Welcome Back’ scheme. Users will be able to download two PS3 games from a list of four and two PSP games from another list of four. There’s some real quality in those lists, too.
Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will see their subscriptions extended for 60 days while everyone else will be able to sample the service for 30 days. Existing Music Unlimited subscribers will also be given 30 days free subscription.
America has the following list, as detailed on the US PlayStation Blog:
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.
The content is very similar in Europe:
Two PS3 games from the following list:
- 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.
There are some differences for the German market with inFamous and Dead Nation being replaced by Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings on the PS3 and Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation being replaced by Everybody’s Golf and Buzz Junior Jungle Party on the PSP.
It really does seem to be the case that nothing says I’m sorry quite like free games.
Is everyone happy with the selection?