Without warning, Sony has seemingly automatically refunded players who purchased Maneater on PlayStation 5 after it was announced that the PS5 version of the game would feature in January’s 2021 PlayStation Plus line-up.
This situation was uncovered by Reddit user BraeWhyit, who not only revealed that the refund process was started, but also that the game was not removed from their library.
Bought Maneater On PS5 Recently? Check Your Inbox For A Refund
This means that should BraeWhyit decide to cancel their PlayStation Plus subscription, the game will remain in their library as the original purchase wasn’t tied to a PS Plus license.
Sony’s official e-mail to those who have had Maneater refunds is as follows:
“As a subscriber of PlayStation Plus, we will refund the purchase price of this product to your PlayStation Store Wallet as this is a PlayStation Plus monthly game. This will not affect your ability to play the game as we have not removed the game from your library.”
Additionally, BraeWhyit also confirmed that while the refund has yet to arrive, the game remains in their library for both PS4 and PS5 platforms:
“I got to keep the original license as I have access to both PS4 and PS5 versions. So no, if I end Plus I do not lose the game. As far as the refunds go, as usual with something like this, it takes a bit of time to process. I do not have the funds back yet either and don’t expect to for a lil bit, especially with new year coming up. My account is US region.”
Annoyingly, it isn’t clear what the cut off date for Maneater PS5 purchases is in order for customers to be deemed eligible for the refund. As soon as we know more about that, we’ll be sure to let you know.