There is a proposed settlement with Sony Network Entertainment International LLC (“SNE”), Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (“SCEA”), and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (“SOE”) in a class action lawsuit about the illegal and unauthorized attacks in April 2011 on the computer network systems used to provide the Sony PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and SOE services (the “Intrusions”).
Accountholders can get benefits if they had a PlayStation Network (“PSN”) account, a Qriocity account, or an SOE account at any time before May 15, 2011.
The proposed settlement offers payments equal to credit balances (if applicable credit balance is $2.00 or more) in inactive accounts, game and online service benefits for holders of active accounts, and reimbursements for certain out-of-pocket expenses from any identity theft proven to have resulted from the Intrusions.
Basically, if you had a PSN account back when the service went down in 2011, you're now eligible for either a game, three themes, or three months of PS+ (provided you're not already a subscriber). This is only for accounts in the US. Here's the list of items on offer:
FREE GAME OPTION:
If you choose this option, you may select one game:
Dead Nation™ (PS3)
Super Stardust™ HD (PS3)
Invizimals™: Lost Kingdom (PS3)
God of War® HD (PS3)
ModNation™ Racers (PSP)
Patapon 3™ (PSP)
Killzone® Liberation (PSP)
WipEout® Pure (PSP)
Syphon Filter®: Dark Mirror (PSP)
FREE THEMES OPTION:
if you choose this option, you may select up to three of these themes:
WipEout® HD Dynamic Theme
UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™ Dynamic Theme
TOKYO JUNGLE™ Dynamic Theme
The Last Of Us™ Dynamic Theme
Ratchet & Clank® Dynamic Theme
UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™ Dynamic Theme
"PLAYSTATION PLUS" OPTION:
(free subscription for three months)
This option is available if you do not already subscribe to PlayStation Plus. If you are already a subscriber, please choose either the FREE GAME OPTION or FREE THEME OPTION.