The PlayStation Network “Welcome Back” program has now expired. If you’ll remember, PlayStation offered up a decent selection of games from which you could pick two for the PS3 and two for PSP – included in the options was the brilliant WipEout HD – as a result of their devastating network hack.
This expiry, though, has caused a bit of a stir. Seems like Sony have pulled the games first thing on the 3rd (as the clock struck midnight) rather than letting gamers choose their titles during today, as you might expect. In the US, the wording said “through July 3rd” which we’re guessing means ‘inclusive of’.
One forum user (on Slickdeals) called Sony’s customer helpline to complain, and SCEA’s Jeff Rubenstein was the target of a few questions on Twitter. “It ended today,” he said, speaking to a journalist rather blunty. “There were 30 days to claim it, not sure why people decided to wait. We were clear from the outset.”
I’m assuming most readers here will have already got their games, but did anyone who left it until the last minute feel a bit cheesed off when the games weren’t on the store today?