Sony Dishes Out Free Games For Those Affected By 2011 PSN Breach

Not all of us are born with an abundance of patience, though sometimes you have no choice but to wait. That applies to the scores of PlayStation Network users who had their data compromised and sat through an extended service outage when hackers infiltrated the service back in 2011. Fast forward to today and you may be able to claim some restitution via a class action lawsuit.

As part of the proposed settlement, anyone who had a PSN account, Qriocity account, or an SOE account at any time before May 15, 2011, is eligible to participate.

"The proposed settlement offers payments equal to credit balances (if applicable credit balance is $2.00 or more) in inactive accounts, game and online service benefits for holders of active accounts, and reimbursements for certain out-of-pocket expenses from any identity theft proven to have resulted from the Intrusions," Sony says.

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If you had a PSN account at the time of the breach, you can choose a wallet balance payment option, or make a selection from one of three digital reward tiers consisting of a free game, free themes, or three months of PlayStation Plus for new subscribers.

Here's a list of the games you can choose from (if eligible):

  • Dead Nation (PS3)
  • inFAMOUS (PS3)
  • LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  • Super Stardust HD (PS3)
  • rain (PS3)
  • Puppetter (PS3)
  • Invisimals: Lost Kingdom (PS3)
  • God of War HD (PS3)
  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers (PSP)
    Patapon 3 (PSP)
  • Killzone Liberation (PSP)
  • WieEout Pure (PSP)
  • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (PSP)

In addition, if you had out-of-pocket charges due to identify theft that occurred as a result of the security breach, and have documentation that can prove it, you can submit a separate claim for up to $2,500 in reimbursement.

Think you qualify? If so, go here for more information and/or to file a claim.