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SCEE’s ‘Welcome Back Programme’ Detailed

A post on the EU PS Blog has gone into detail as to what gamers can expect from Sony once the PlayStation Store has been restored, which we’re assuming will be towards the end of the month.

First up you can choose two of the following PS3 titles:

And PSP owners can choose two of the following:

In addition there will be 30 days free PlayStation Plus for those who have yet to subscribe, and 60 days free for those who are already signed up. Music Unlimited subscribers will get 30 days free.

Of course, there are a few terms and conditions:

  1. “For eligibility for the welcome back programme consumers must be an account holder on 20 April 2011. Specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live. All existing PSN registrants have 30 days from when the welcome back programme goes live to redeem their content.
  2. For the German market, InFamous and Dead Nation will be replace with Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings in the selection of PS3 games.
  3. For the German market, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation will be replaced with Everybody’s Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party in the selection of PSP games. Killzone Liberation will not offer online gameplay functionality.
  4. Access to the 30 days free PS Plus subscription is only available for those countries where PS Plus is offered. You will have access to the PS Plus content planned for May for 30 days. Access to the free games and exclusive features finishes at the end of the 30-day subscription period. Anything you buy with exclusive discounts, dynamic themes and premium avatars are yours to keep forever.”


Update: The page has been removed from the European blog.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog


  1. Not a bad list as far as I am concerned. I own a few already but infamous and dead nation will be worth a shot. The PSP offer allows me to finally get Modnation racers.

  2. LBP- Already own
    Infamous- Already own
    Wipeout/ Fury- Already own
    R&C- doesn’t interest me
    Dead Nation- Might as well give it a go

    LBP PSP- Don’t want
    Modnation PSP- Don’t want
    Pursuit Force- Already own
    Killzone Liberation- Already own

    • Well LBP for PSP is a fantastic game, so you’re loss if you don’t take it for free!

  3. Bit disappointing. I have them all bar infamous which I completed most of before it was stolen when I was broken into! Hope I can get some extra freebies from my USA, Japan and hong kong accounts. Still just glad it’s all over.

  4. And what about the ID theft program that was given to the US? Also, what are they getting?..

    I wanted the GOW collection :(

  5. Only one I don’t already have is Raasclart & Clank. What a pile of cock.

  6. Seriously? A mixture of 2008, 2009 and 2010 games? Thanks Sony, I totally forgive you now… -.-

  7. 2 months extra plus I’m more thn happy with!

    • I had completely missed them change that from what they originally said. Woo hoo! Guess Sony does listen to it’s customers from time to time ;-)

  8. Was expecting infamous, oh yeah!
    Can’t decide between dead nation and wipeout though :/

  9. I have every one of those PS3 games (I knew it would be the case) but looks like I get 3 months extension on my Plus sub and I’ll take Modnation and Killzone for the PSP:D
    I wonder what changes when the article reappears or it just went up too early

  10. And still people are not happy…..what’s wrong with this world?

    • You can understand if people aren’t happy if they already own all the games that are available.

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