Reports have come out of PlayStation 5 owners being banned for sharing and/or selling access to PlayStation Plus Collection via their shiny new consoles.
PlayStation Plus Collection is a fantastic bonus for those picking up the PS5, giving PlayStation Plus subscribers access to 20 PS4 games playable via backward compatibility.
It took all of 15 seconds for users to figure out that once you redeem those games via the PlayStation 5 home menu, they are attached to your account like any other PS Plus title and you can then go and play those games on any PlayStation 4. That also means that any account with a PS Plus subscription can be used with a PS5 to redeem those games, making away with hundreds of dollars worth of games.
Sony naturally haven’t taken too kindly to those who are abusing this promotional bonus, and especially not those who are seeking to profit from it, so they’re waving their ban hammer around for the most obvious offenders out there. If a PS5 sees dozens of users logged in on the same system, and from regions where the PS5 is not yet available, that’s an obvious red flag for Sony to investigate.
Reports are that the accounts most closely tied to the PS5s being used for account sharing are getting permanent bans, possibly locking the PS5s themselves, while the PS4 accounts are getting temporary bans of a couple of months.
I’m sure there’s someone somewhere in Sony’s creative department looking at resurrecting the classic “You wouldn’t steal a…” video for a new era.
You wouldn’t steal a handbag, would you?
PS5 PlayStation Plus Collection Games List
|Game Name||PS5 Enhanced?||Release Date|
|Batman: Arkham Knight||No||23/6/2015||Review|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops III||No||06/11/2015||Review|
|Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy||No||30/06/2017||Review|
|Detroit: Become Human||No||25/5/2018||Review|
|Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition||No||29/11/2016||Review|
|God of War||Yes||20/04/2018||Review|
|Infamous: Second Son||Yes||21/03/2014||Review|
|Monster Hunter: World||No||26/01/2018||Review|
|Mortal Kombat X||No||14/04/2015||Review|
|Ratchet and Clank||No||20/04/2016||Review|
|Resident Evil 7||No||24/01/2017||Review|
|The Last Guardian||Kind of||07/12/2016||Review|
|The Last of Us Remastered||A little bit||30/07/2014||Review|
|Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End||No||10/05/2016||Review|