PS4 pricing blunder lets customers buy Killzone: Shadow Fall for 85p

Users who bought one of Killzone: Shadow Fall's multiplayer microtransactions ended up with the full PS4 game as a free bonus.

PS4 owners in the UK were able to download a full version of Killzone: Shadow Fall from the PlayStation Store overnight, after a DLC blunder saw the whole game accidentally being included in an 85p microtransaction.

Users last night discovered that purchasing the Killzone: Shadow Fall Mercenary Playercard Icon Pack saw the full digital version of the title being delivered alongside it.

The Mercenary Playcard Icon Pack is designed so that players can customise their Killzone: Shadow Fall multiplayer playercard with 10 of the cast from Vita spin-off Killzone Mercenary, including legendary characters like Anders Benoit, Admiral Alex Grey, and of course the simply unforgettable Helghast soldier.

The pricing gaffe was working up until about an hour ago. Attempting to add the icon pack to the basket now returns a message that customers are ineligible to purchase this item.

Will the game be removed from users' PlayStation Store accounts, or will those who managed to secure the bargain-priced accidental download be allowed to keep it? GameSpot has contacted Sony for more information.

Sony announced earlier this week that Killzone: Shadow Fall has now sold 2.1 million copies worldwide, which means about a third of the 6 million PlayStation 4 owners have also picked up a copy of the game.

The multiplayer component of Killzone: Shadow Fall is also being made available for free this week, allowing console owners a chance to sample the title even without an active PlayStation Plus subscription. The promotion ties in with the release of two free multiplayer maps.

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93 comments
gavob
gavob

it seems like sony have dun it again then coz they put a cheese cake skin for the owl last night 11.5.14 but like i said i dint pay any thing just tryed to download it and it let me and now ive just looked on psn and sony have removed the add on.

gavob
gavob

well i got the full game last night 11.5.14 i dint need to pay a penny i alredy own the game on disk but it said free so i downloaded it i wont let me continue where i left off from my disk i have to start form scratch when i checked on psn it said choose verion £52.99 then under that it said FREE full game when i tryed to get the bundel it said the master account hoder needs to allow me to carry on.i hope sony dont take it from palyers that ant played the game yet.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Now Sony knows what its like to hold a Steam sale, lol

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

This puts Sony in a jam. Do they risk bad pubicity by deciding to remove the games from people's accounts or do they ignore that those people got something they shouldn't have and the possible lost revenues. I guess this kind of thing would serve right for trying to push PS+ on the PS4 by requiring for online multiplayer.

tomservo51
tomservo51

That would be a great sales gimmick, every 1000th MT purchase gets a free game.

shubonix
shubonix

well to whoever got it for that price, i sincerely hope they let you keep it :)

trinidad1234
trinidad1234

Hopefully they let us keep the multiplayer for good

trinidad1234
trinidad1234

Lucky u. You only get a tenner for it now maybe less

Gazkapop
Gazkapop

I managed to snatch it last night. The only annoying thing is that now I have to go about selling the used copy that I only ordered the other day.

trinidad1234
trinidad1234

It don't work no more they. Removed it I supposed been only over 100 people. To download it

StHapns247
StHapns247

 85p... That's the resolution the mulitplayer runs in, right?

Halloll
Halloll

85p? that's like 85 potato, right? seriously what is 85p though?

crazynotstupid
crazynotstupid

Sony should let them keep it. If they think too many people have bought it at 85p then they should just use the game to cover one of those free games they offer on psn or something.

adambomb007
adambomb007

Im surprised people are even downloading this for free with titanfall coming out next week.

Optimist_Pryme
Optimist_Pryme

Kind of funny... with all the raging over 720p/1080p... I read the topic of "for 85p" and thought to myself, "OMG, unless they're playing that on a flip-phone, that must look God-awful!" xD

dipdish
dipdish

If they bought the multiplayer pack, then they'd already bought the game itself. So? 

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

This is my first KZ game and I really like it. some of the scenery  is mind blowing thru out the campaign. And the multiplayer is fun, a little slower pace than most shooters but fun. the 24 player(12 vs12) is the best by far.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

There would be mass murder/suicides at the Gates compound if Microsoft let this happen.  


And I mean even if the game was Perfect Dark Zero.

guardianofhonor
guardianofhonor

Wouldnt you need to already have the game to buy the multiplayer microtransaction?

slainta
slainta

The guys working at the EU PS Store must be drunk day and night. They made so many mistakes with the pricing of games that it is unbelievable. I've personally got RE4 and RE: Veronica Code X at a price quite lower than the official one as well.. But I've seen this happening other times.

billlabowski
billlabowski

85p...isn't that the resolution it runs??

johnny_pay
johnny_pay

@Halloll  p is short for pence, pence is the plural for pennies. Pennies are English currency. We in England have pounds and pennies just as America has dollars and cents.

Optimist_Pryme
Optimist_Pryme

@crazynotstupid  I'm gonna' find it hilarious if they take back the games, then offer the game free next month on PS Plus... hahaha. xD #justsaying

Optimist_Pryme
Optimist_Pryme

@adambomb007  Oh was that next week?  I was thinking it was last week... AKA: not really keeping track, nor care all that much. >_< #justsaying

PS - Nice troll attempt with the obviously wrong console in mind.

Getesh
Getesh

@dipdish  The game is currently free for multiplayer this week. So people who bought one of the multiplayer packs got the game free.

Kjranu
Kjranu

@dipdish  Depends whether you can gift games to other PS users. 

slainta
slainta

@guardianofhonor No, the DLC is available in the web PS Store as well. And one can buy DLCs without owning a game. What it happened is that buying the Playercard DLC the full game was added as well as downloadable content. Sure, it would have taken someone owning the game already to discover it, or at least someone getting the DLCs in advance. The problem is that people talk, and the Internet is a small village, so... :)

deathstream
deathstream

@silversix_ @billlabowski  


Resolutiongate was a Sony lie.  You sound foolish bringing that nonsense up after Sony got busted for lying about KZ resolution.

Optimist_Pryme
Optimist_Pryme

@silversix_ @billlabowski  I know right... the resolution of Xbox Done gets any weaker, they might just have to swap out the console for a flip-phone version. xD #justsaying

roman4545
roman4545

@blackothh homeless people recycle ? lol what ?....

Actually they do have garbage bins.. its not literally called garbage but treasure bin for them. So have you check your game there yet ?