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Play Station Updates: Subscriptions To Extend For PS Plus, PS Now Players Granted Due To ‘PSN Down’

Play Station Updates: Subscriptions To Extend For PS Plus, PS Now Players Granted Due To ‘PSN Down’
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Play Station Updates: Subscriptions To Extend For PS Plus, PS Now Players Granted Due To ‘PSN Down’

PSN Down: Following the outage, Sony on PlayStation’s Twitter page announced that the PS Plus and PS Now subscription will be extended as compensation.

A few days ago, PSN was down. Whenever a service faces outage, the players’ subscription suffers. Let’s say a player paid for 60 hours, and the service does not work for two hours; they would only be using the service for only 58 hours, but paying for 60! In short, the now-infamous term “PSN Down” only means paying for service you did not use due to the company’s fault.

To compensate for this, Sony decided to extend the subscriptions of PS Now and PS Plus players. Here is what PlayStation tweeted about the action the company will take after PSN down hours.

After this tweet on January 5, there has been no update from PlayStation. During the outage, PlayStation Network updated everyone about the status through the PSN status page. If you check the page today, it says “All services are up and running.” But during PSN down hours, the page said, “Some services are experiencing issues,” then listed down the affected services. These were:

  1. Account Management
  2. Gaming and Social
  3. PlayStation Video
  4. PlayStation Store
  5. PlayStation Now
  6. PlayStation Music
  7. PlayStation Vue

PSN Down: What was the reason?

Hackers had threatened to hack Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on Christmas, but fortunately, nothing happened. If several reports doing the rounds on the internet are to be believed, Phantom Squad, a group of hackers, have claimed responsibility for the outage. Sony is still mum over the issue. The Verge in its report regarding PSN outage has mentioned that in 2011, PSN was down for 23 days following a hack. This time, we may not be able to deny that hacking was the exact reason behind the outage.

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