If you tried to connect to PSN over Christmas you’ll probably have noticed some serious issues, which were apparently caused by a notorious online group spreading their own message of festive cheer. Speaking on the PlayStation Blog, Sony Entertainment Network Vice President Eric Lempel acknowledged the inconvenience caused to gamers and as a result everyone who had an active PlayStation Plus subscription or trial on Christmas day will have had an extra five days added to their subscription.
In addition to this, he pledged that for a limited time everyone with a PSN account will receive a 10% discount code later this month towards anything on the store. How and when this will happen is not currently known.
Despite the issues, I was able to register my PlayStation TV and sign in, as well as play a few games offline but couldn’t play or message others.
Were you affected over Christmas? What do you make of the offer?