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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. A bit disappointed with this list as all the ps3 games i have/ had already and the same goes for the psp list. not surprised byt the games as they are Sony titles. Guess you can’t complain with free. Hope the people that don’t have them enjoy them but i ain’t gonna bother.

  2. Decent selection of games, sadly i bought all of them already so it’s just the free 30 days PS+ for me. It’s all good – or at least it will be when the store is back up! :)

  3. A decent list if you didn’t have any of the games. Given that they’re years old though, I guess many people will be in a similar boat and have them.

    R&C is the only one I don’t have.

  4. Was hoping for Warhawk and/or Modnation :-(

  5. LittleBigPlanet 2 hasn’t been selling very well.. So what do you do? Give everyone LBP1..
    Aye :L

  6. That’s pretty poor, they could’ve at least included some titles which everyone doesn’t already own due to them being hella old.

  7. Wow I hope that’s true. Infamous up there is a steal! Shame I have it though. But yay more trophies :D

  8. Post is back up.

  9. Suppose I’ll get Infamous and Dead Nation, I own the rest already. I wasn’t impressed with infamous before but hell, free is free. I have all the psp games. PS+ is irrelevant unless you keep your sub up so it’s really just a nice bit of marketing for them. Well played Mr. Sony, Well played.

    • The same for me. I played Infamous a year or so a go and wasn’t impressed with the graphics enough for it to interest me, but since it’s free I’ll be picking it up.

      Already completed LBP and R&C so my decision is between WipeOut and Dead Nation. Most likely going to pick DN.

  10. Got ’em all so total groovyness!

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