It’s been nearly a month since Sony’s Playstation Network (PSN) was taken offline, forcing PS3 and PSP gamers to miss out on precious hours of multiplayer enjoyment and developers to lose out on scheduled DLC releases.
Now, Sony is offering PSN users the opportunity to download two free PS3 games from a list of five titles and two free PSP games from a list of four titles. The news came from Nick Caplin, Sony’s Head of Communications. Caplin stated that the titles would be “available very soon”, but did not offer any clues as to which titles gamers would be able to select from.
Caplin added, “Please be assured that we are continuing to work around the clock to have some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services restored and will provide you with specific details shortly.”
A week has passed since Sony originally promised to bring the PSN back online at a press conference in Japan. At which point, they also offered gamers a 30-day subscription to the PS3′s premium online service Playstation Plus. However, shortly afterward Sony’s Patrick Seybold said that their would be an additional delay further test network integrity.
So this latest freebie has been announced as compensation for reneging on that promise.
Gamers have not been able to play Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat multiplayer online, two of April’s hot titles that came out just before the PSN snafu.