GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

PSN Welcome Back free content now available

Sony launches special section of PlayStation Store offering free games for those put out by PlayStation Network outage.


Last month, Sony announced it would be offering free games as a make-good to the 77 million people put out by the PlayStation Network data breach and downtime. However, when the PlayStation Store came back up this week after being offline for a month and a half, the promised gratis games were not available.

Sony is offering up to four free games to those put out by the PSN outage.
Sony is offering up to four free games to those put out by the PSN outage.

That changed today when Sony rolled out its Welcome Back program. The PlayStation Store now has a new section dedicated to offering the free content. In North America, PlayStation 3 owners can choose two games from the following list for complimentary download:

--Dead Nation
--Little Big Planet
--Super Stardust HD
--Wipeout HD + Fury

Meanwhile, PSP owners can choose a pair from this list of games for the handheld:

--Little Big Planet
--ModNation Racers
--Pursuit Force
--Killzone Liberation

In addition, the Welcome Back section of the PlayStation Store is offering a "PlayStation Plus: 30 Days Free" option that gives players access to the PlayStation Plus premium service for a month. Sony said that the service will not auto-renew and will expire 30 days after activation. Current PlayStation Plus subscribers will have 60 extra days of subscription added automatically at no charge.

The Welcome Back program will be available to PSN users through July 3. Sony has also posted a FAQ on the program on the PlayStation Blog detailing the program.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 626 comments about this story