PS3 DC Universe, Free Realms players promised a 'make good'
In light of PSN downtime, SOE says its personal information databases are secure, promises redress for outage; details to come later.
The PlayStation Network security breach saw the personal data (and potentially credit card information) of an estimated 77 million registered users laid bare to unknown parties with unknown motives. However, the impact of the resulting downtime is entirely clear to PlayStation 3 owners with a penchant for online-focused games. Among the titles rendered unplayable due to the outage is a pair of massively multiplayer offerings from Sony Online Entertainment: DC Universe Online and the free-to-play Free Realms.
On the DC Universe Online forums Tuesday, SOE community relations admins posted a pair of notes to users impacted by the outage. First off, the representatives said that SOE's user systems and databases are separate from those of the PlayStation Network and SOE has no reason to believe its security was breached.
Second, the company offered an apology to players and said it would be offering promotions on its PC portfolio of games this weekend "to thank players for their patience." As for the PS3 players of DC Universe Online and Free Realms, the SOE representative said the company is "working on a 'make good' plan" for them, with details to be available soon.