Sony Details PlayStation Network's 'Welcome Back' Plan

Posted by patrickklepek (3914 posts) -

PlayStation Network is mostly back but the PlayStation Store is not; Sony's still working out the kinks there. In the meantime, it looks like we're about to learn how Sony's proposing to gain back our trust with free stuff.

PlayStation Blog has published a list of what content will be part of the "Welcome Back" program when the PlayStation Store is back up.

In other words: what free PlayStation 3 and PSP games are up for grabs? You'll get to download two PS3 and two PSP games, so four in total.

The games are mostly on the older side but it's a nice lineup:

PlayStation 3

PSP

The lineup's a little bit different in Europe:

== TEASER ==

PlayStation 3

PSP

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force*
  • Killzone Liberation*

Asterisks can be a scary thing, but in this case, it's only scary if you're from Germany, where Sony's swapping those games for a few others, most likely due to the country's stringent content restrictions. inFamous and Dead Nation are placed with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings, while Killzone Liberation and Pursuit Force transform into Everybody's Golf 2 and Buzz! Junior Jungle Party.

As already announced, you'll also gain access to 30 days of PlayStation Plus. Existing members will simply receive an additional month. Sony will also have a lineup of "On Us" movies available to watch, too. If the lineup of games available is anything like the movies, it's reasonable to expect Sony-produced flicks.

PlayStation Home users are in for something, too, though Sony isn't saying what.

It's worth pointing out again that this lineup is for European customers and could differ in the US.

Staff
#1 Posted by patrickklepek (3914 posts) -

PlayStation Network is mostly back but the PlayStation Store is not; Sony's still working out the kinks there. In the meantime, it looks like we're about to learn how Sony's proposing to gain back our trust with free stuff.

PlayStation Blog has published a list of what content will be part of the "Welcome Back" program when the PlayStation Store is back up.

In other words: what free PlayStation 3 and PSP games are up for grabs? You'll get to download two PS3 and two PSP games, so four in total.

The games are mostly on the older side but it's a nice lineup:

PlayStation 3

PSP

The lineup's a little bit different in Europe:

== TEASER ==

PlayStation 3

PSP

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force*
  • Killzone Liberation*

Asterisks can be a scary thing, but in this case, it's only scary if you're from Germany, where Sony's swapping those games for a few others, most likely due to the country's stringent content restrictions. inFamous and Dead Nation are placed with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings, while Killzone Liberation and Pursuit Force transform into Everybody's Golf 2 and Buzz! Junior Jungle Party.

As already announced, you'll also gain access to 30 days of PlayStation Plus. Existing members will simply receive an additional month. Sony will also have a lineup of "On Us" movies available to watch, too. If the lineup of games available is anything like the movies, it's reasonable to expect Sony-produced flicks.

PlayStation Home users are in for something, too, though Sony isn't saying what.

It's worth pointing out again that this lineup is for European customers and could differ in the US.

Staff
#2 Edited by AlexW00d (6226 posts) -
#3 Posted by Jawshua (258 posts) -

I already have those >.<

#4 Posted by AjayRaz (12422 posts) -

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WIPEOUT HD!

#5 Posted by Gabriel (4058 posts) -

Guess I'll finally pick up wipeout.

#6 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Well that sucks. LBP is the only one of those games that interest me.

#7 Posted by noeyjerd (18 posts) -

Dead Nation and inFAMOUS for me.

#8 Posted by Soap (3575 posts) -

Just as predicted all old and/or crap games.


Thanks sony! :D
#9 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Pretty cool. Looking forward to replaying Infamous and finally playing Wipeout HD.

#10 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -
@Jawshua said:
I already have those >.<
Same, ah well. Its good that PSN is back. They better have the store working by Friday. I want to enter my codes for LA Noire.
#11 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2719 posts) -

I'll probably pick up Wipeout and Dead Nation.

#12 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5408 posts) -

Looks like not buying inFamous yet was the right choice! I wasn't even affected by the PSN being down, since my stuff was boxed up for my move and I won't be getting it back until the 27th. I guess I'll also get Dead Nation.

#13 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Sucks.

#14 Posted by Kaungo (40 posts) -

Already have 3/5 games for Ps3 but it's still nice tho.

#15 Posted by BonOrbitz (2182 posts) -
@BulletproofMonk said:
I'll probably pick up Wipeout and Dead Nation.
Same here cuz I got the rest... Except for Quest for Booty which would have been nice.
#16 Posted by Yummylee (21463 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WIPEOUT HD!
You'd already be able to get that for free anyway with your free 30 days of PS+ membership that goes along with. You'd lose it once it's up, mind you, but it's enough time for me to side with LBP and that small Ratchet and Clank download instead. 

Great pick with inFAMOUS being up there. Allows people who are excited for inFAMOUS 2 (though anyone who's really excited for it would have it by now most likely) to get right in and hype themselves just that little bit more.
#17 Posted by Garadon (90 posts) -

Cool, I just wish they offered ModNation on PS3. ;P

#18 Posted by RE_Player1 (7557 posts) -

Very cool. Going get Wipeout, Dead Nation, Modnation PSP and Killzone Liberation. I would getinFamous but I already played it awhile back and beat it.

#19 Posted by Hector (3357 posts) -
Never played inFamous, so that good enough for me.
#20 Posted by Warfare (1632 posts) -

That's nice.

#21 Posted by JammyMan (21 posts) -

Dammit, I already own all of the ps3 games on that lost that I give a damn about. Could be a little more imaginative mr Sony!

#22 Posted by Demonstride (864 posts) -

Not many things on their are things I haven't already played, also only like 2 of those PSP games are worth getting to me.

#23 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

Already have 4/5, oh well, it's the thought that counts. Also as Patrick tweeted, I would of given MAG a go if they had offered that.

#24 Edited by SuperSambo (2858 posts) -

Free Infamous and Rachet and Clank sound good to me!

#25 Posted by delorean99947 (227 posts) -

Great, already have Infamous, Dead Nation, and LBP. So only the last 2 games for me. Only Wipeout out of those 2 sound good to me.

#26 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

I already have Infamous and LBP...

-_-
#27 Posted by JeanLuc (3577 posts) -

Ok so Wipeout HD and... damn it I already own the rest.

#28 Posted by Portis (1286 posts) -

Well, fuck. I've either already played or have no interest in playing most of these.


Super Stardust HD it is then.
#29 Posted by wwfundertaker (1397 posts) -

InFAMOUS and Wipeout HD is what i want.

#30 Posted by VoshiNova (1666 posts) -
@BrockNRolla said:
Pretty cool. Looking forward to replaying Infamous and finally playing Wipeout HD.
Me 2
#31 Posted by Zlimness (548 posts) -

Nice. I was planning on getting Infamous not long ago. Good thing I didn't! Don't have any of the other games so might as well check them out.

#32 Edited by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

I guess I'll take LittleBigPlanet and Infamous. Although I'm not a big fan of Infamous. Ah well. Free's free.


Although I wonder if Dead Nation is any good. I saw Brad's review, but it seems to have gotten much higher scores elsewhere.
#33 Posted by Outrager (149 posts) -

Good thing I didn't jump on that $10 inFamous deal. I get it for free now instead.

#34 Edited by Sanj (2364 posts) -

That's nice of Sony, but already have inFamous, LBP and Wipeout.

Guess I'll go with R&C and Deadnation, although the thought of owning a downloadable version of inFamous is tempting...

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#35 Posted by Cybexx (1162 posts) -

Of course I already happen to own most of these, too bad the rumours of Pixeljunk Shooter 2 were incorrect. Guess I will grab Wipeout to get the Fury expansion I don't have, Dead Nation, Modnation PSP and Pursuit Force PSP at which point I will own everything on these lists. i have been meaning to play Pursuit Force so that is cool.    

#36 Posted by lord_canti (1507 posts) -

i kinda want to be annoyed but it is hell of a package its just i own all of them but still good job sony. thatl do sony thatl do

#37 Posted by allenibrahim (377 posts) -

Already have inFAMOUS and Super Stardust, which are both awesome. I'll get Wipeout and LittleBigPlanet!

#38 Posted by Death_Burnout (3796 posts) -
@Vito_Raliffe said:
Looks like not buying inFamous yet was the right choice! I wasn't even affected by the PSN being down, since my stuff was boxed up for my move and I won't be getting it back until the 27th. I guess I'll also get Dead Nation.
Yup! ima get me some inFamous! that and Wipeout. Which altogether makes me seem bad.
#39 Posted by nagle (2 posts) -

LBP and InFamous sold very well; meaning a lot of folks hit by the outage probably already own them. (I do.)


 It would have been nice if they used this opportunity to showcase high-quality games that aren't already considered "greatest hits."
#40 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

Already have Infamous and LBP so it will be Wipeout HD and Ratchet and Clank for me. The PSP will just be Killzone and thats it maybe the others don't really interest me.

#41 Edited by demonknightinuyasha (462 posts) -

Well like most I already own most of those, but there are a couple there I don't have, so may as well give them a shot. 

*edit* On a side note, anyone know with the PSN Plus stuff, do you get access to the older games they made available for free as well the current one? 
#42 Posted by Mystyr_E (1190 posts) -

what if we don't have a PSP? Just 2 PS3 games and that's it?

#43 Posted by Enigma777 (6069 posts) -

I know I shouldn't be upset because free stuff is free stuff, but goddammit, I already own all of those. In the least it makes me feel a lot less "appreciated."

#44 Posted by Mowgers (379 posts) -

Welp, own most of those...

#45 Posted by Ronald (1355 posts) -

I already own inFamous and LBP. Guess I can get Wipeout and maybe Dead Nation. MAG would have been good. It should have been a choice of 2 out of 5 real PS3 games, and 2 out of  5 PSP or of 5 PSN games.

#46 Posted by JillSammich (105 posts) -

meh, wasn't expecting much anyway.

#47 Posted by jaharbour (13 posts) -

The only game I don't own is dead nation....and I'm already a plus member :(

#48 Posted by Butano (1731 posts) -

I was gonna get LBP2, but if I get the first for free, might as well get that. Also, trying to decide between wipeout or dead nation....

#49 Posted by MJHAYLETT (438 posts) -

I already have inFamous, LBP, WipEout HD (sans Fury) and R&C QFB. Sob - I didn't buy Dead Nation cause I didn't fancy it.

#50 Posted by damswedon (3184 posts) -

Is this on a per console basis or account?

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