Not being able to play Portal 2, Mortal Kombat and a number of other recent favourites online is definitely a pain in the neck, but what about the minority of PS3 owners who are currently playing one of Sony’s console MMOs? Both DC Universe Online and Free Realms can only be played with an online connection, the recent PSN outage meaning neither is accessible at this time. What’s even worse is that the inhabitants of DCUO and Free Realms premium members are paying to use a service they can no longer access with no way of switching-off the automatic-renewal subscription option.
Sony Online Entertainment has recently launched a statement, beginning to outline the company’s plans to appease players who may have been put out-of-pocket due to the current PSN crisis.
To thank players for their patience, we will be hosting special events this weekend across our game portfolio, including a Double Station Cash day on Saturday, April 30th.
Station Cash is used across the majority of SOE’s MMOs and works in a similar fashion to Microsoft points, an internal currency used to buy full-games and add-on content. Though a generous offering, Station Cash isn’t used at all in the PlayStation 3 version of DC Universe Online, SOE promising that these players will be compensated via an alternative method in due time. Whether that means the early release of new content or a free 30-day pass for current subscribers, we don’t know, though either one could be likely.