The Christmas holidays didn’t bring much joy for gamers around the world. Two of the biggest online gaming services, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, were down due to a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack by a group called Lizard Squad. Gamers had to wait for a couple of days for these services to come back online. In order to make it up to everyone who suffered during this time, Sony is offering a PlayStation Plus extension to its members, apart from a flat 10 percent discount code for all PlayStation Network members.
A subscription to PlayStation Plus is required for online play and millions of people subscribe to it for just that reason. Sony makes it more enticing by offering free games also every month. To show its “appreciation for your patience,” Sony will give a membership extension of five days to all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th.
This extension will be applied automatically so members don’t have to do anything at their end. Sony will post more information on its official PlayStation Blog when the extension becomes available. If someone’s membership or trial ends before the extension becomes available, they will receive five days of Plus when the extension goes live.
Also, “sometime this month,” Sony is going to offer a 10 percent discount code for a limited time. This discount code can be used by members for a one-time discount on a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store, this will be offered to all PSN members and covers content like games, season passes, game add-ons, movies and TV shows.