Some PSN Services To Be Restored This Week; Sony To Offer "Welcome Back" Promotion

     Sony announced yesterday that some Playstation Network services will return this week, nearly two weeks after a security breach took down the network and compromised the personal information of 77 million accounts.

     The initial restoration of PSN services will include:

  • 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
  • PlayStation®Home
  • Friends List
  • Chat Functionality

     A specific timetable is not listed, but Sony expects to restore the Playstation Network's full range of services "within this month."

     Additionally, Sony is offering a "Welcome Back" appreciation program to all Playstation Network users.

  • 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.




[via Sony]

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