Understanding that their network outages ruined the perfect gaming break for all those freaks out there and probably unfairly deprived many enthusiasts of a lot many deals up for grabs, Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced extending its sale at the PlayStation Store. Not only that, they are also extending the 5 day free membership for PlayStation Plus members.
Though Sony’s flash sale has officially ended, their holiday sale is still going on “and you’ll be able to take advantage of Sony’s discounts on games, movies, and TV shows all the way through January 6.” Considering that the discounts being offered are huge and not the ones which gamers would like to ignore, Sony wants to make sure the gamers do not miss out on the deals.
“Popular PS4 titles like Alien: Isolation drop down from $60 to $36 for non-PlayStation Plus members. Yes, those ponying up for the extra perks of Sony’s membership service get to save a little extra—another $5, in the case of Alien: Isolation. Other games worth checking out on Sony’s list of savings include Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, which drops down to anywhere from $36 to $40, Nidhogg, which goes from $15 to either $9 or $11, and the somewhat-recently-released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which drops from $60 to $45,” reports PCMag.
Besides the extension of discount sales, PlayStationPlus members who got a free membership or free trial in Dec. 25 will get a five day extension, mentioned Eric Lempel of Sony Network Entertainment in a blog post as a part of the company’s ‘Thank You’ gesture for bearing with the outages caused by the denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
The comments on the blog post suggest that though some PSN users are happy an satisfied with the damage repair steps taken by the company, some are obviously miffed.
“What I would like, more than anything else, is an explanation from Sony about how and why this will never happen again. Use the money to strengthen and diversify the network infrastructure so these types of attacks become harder to make and easier to recover from,” wrote a disgruntled user.
The company has not mentioned when the membership extension will get effective though they have mentioned that subscribers will not have to do anything to avail the five day credit and added that they will notify the members when it becomes available.