PSN update: no compensation for PS Plus subscribers, SCEE source reports

An anonymous source close to Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today told PSU that the company will not offer any form of compensation to PlayStation Plus subscribers for the recent PlayStation Network downtime.

PlayStation users have now been offline for six days, with no firm indication of when the service will resume. Though it was always unlikely that users of the PSN would receive some form of compensation, it’s become a hot topic on many forums as players get more agitated with the situation the longer it goes on. If Sony was just to tell the PlayStation community what has happened, that would surely put minds at rest.

Our source says that will never happen and refers to Sony’s terms and conditions which states: “we are not liable for any loss of data, content, function or utility” caused through upgrades or maintenance.

Some developers on the other hand, may well get some financial help from Sony due to loss of revenue from games that it has recently sold on PSN. Open Emotion Studios recently confirmed that Sony will be helping them to re-market its PSN title, Mad Blocker Alpha which launched at the time that the servers went down. We’ve fired an email off to Sony’s PR team for a response, but predictably we have yet to hear a reply.

Sony announced last week that it was slashing the price of PlayStation Plus, offering members the opportunity to buy a 15 month subscription for the price of 12 months.

A gamer since the days of the ZX Spectrum, Steven Williamson now works as General Manager for PSU. He's supposed to be managing, but if you're reading this, it means he's dipped into editorial again. Follow @steven_gamer
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