Much like the roommate that disappeared with your credit card, Playstation is crawling back to life this week after over 2 weeks of being down due to an alleged “hacking”. There were plenty of rumors as to why the gamer network went down, and one fact that was floating to the top was that some credit card numbers and personal information would have been compromised.
With that scary seed planted into thousands of PSN customers’ minds, the network is making it’s way back this week with both regular and a few new features. GeekWeek‘s got a full breakdown.
- Restoration of Online game-play across the PlayStation®3 (PS3) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems
-This includes titles requiring online verification and downloaded games
- Access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3/PSP for existing subscribers
- Access to account management and password reset
- Access to download un-expired Movie Rentals on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
- Friends List
- Chat Functionality
The network is said to be back at 100% by sometime this month, with no specific date announced yet. So the network is coming back. That should be enough for most people right? Not so much.
With droves of PSN customers screaming mad because they haven’t been able to access the network for 2 weeks, Sony and PlayStation have decided to sweeten the pot a bit with some free features and bonus material. here’s the list.
- Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon.
- All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.
- Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.