Sony Extending PlayStation Plus Subscriptions, Offering Store Discount to Amend for Hack

Read Sony Network Entertainment Vice President Eric Lempel’s “A Holiday Thank You”

Last Updated: January 2, 2015 @ 7:20 AM

Sony Corporation is attempting to make amends for service disruptions due to a Christmastime network hack. In a Thursday blog post by Sony Network Entertainment Vice President Eric Lempel, the company offered a free five-day membership extension to all PlayStation Plus members who were active or on a free trial on Dec. 25.

Additionally, the company will be granting a one-time 10 percent total cart purchase discount for the PlayStation Store for all PlayStation Network members.

On Christmas Day, a group named Lizard Squad took credit for taking down Sony’s PSN and Microsoft’s XBox Live. The same group claims to have struck the Sony gaming network earlier in December.

Read Lempel’s blog post below, titled “A Holiday Thank You.”

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th a membership extension of five days. The extension will be automatically applied, so no action is necessary to receive the extension. We will post additional information here on PlayStation.Blog when the extension becomes available. If your membership or trial ends before the extension is available, you will receive five days of Plus to enjoy once the extension becomes available (we will notify you when).

In addition, sometime this month we will announce that for a limited time, we will be offering a 10 percent discount code good for a one-time discount off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store as a thank you to all PSN members.

This discount can be used toward content available on PS Store including blockbuster new releases, award winning indie games, game add-ons and season passes, and an enormous selection of TV and Movies.

In case you missed it, click here to read about all the great games included in the January 2015 PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection lineup.

Thanks again to all our loyal PlayStation fans and welcome to our newest console owners. Wishing you all a very happy holiday.

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