Details about PlayStation Network’s “Welcome Back” plan

PlayStation Network is finally back online, at least partially. Sony is still working on some minor issues, but the good thing is that the service is functional. Fortunately and to regain user’s confidence, the company is offering some free stuff to all those people who have been affected by the long hiatus. The PlayStation Blog has all the important details about the new “Welcome Back” program, which can be accessed once the PSN Store is fully operational. Basically, this means that there’ll be some free PlayStation 3 and PSP titles for people to get. Those who are interested can download two PS3 games and two other PSP ones, four in total. For those of you who are interested, here’s the list of available games:

 

PlayStation 3:

  • Little Big Planet
  • Infamous*
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Dead Nation

 

PSP:

  • Little Big Planet PSP
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

 

For those people who live in Europe the lineup is slightly different. Here’s the list:

 

PlayStation 3:

  • Little Big Planet
  • inFamous*
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Dead Nation*

 

PSP:

  • Little Big Planet PSP
  • ModNation Racers PSP
  • Pursuit Force*
  • Killzone Liberation*

 

*For those people living in Germany the games marked with an asterisk will be different. inFamous and Dead Nation will be replaced by Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings. On the other hand, Killzone Liberation and Pursuit Force will be replaced by Everbody’s Golf and Buzz! Junior Jungle Party.

Additionally, you’ll get access to 30 days of PlayStation Plus, while existing members will be given a two month extension. A lineup of rental movies called “On Us” will be also offered and there are some rumors about PlayStation Home users getting some additional free content (100 virtual items), but there isn’t enough information about it yet. It should be taken into account that some of this extra content may vary on countries other than the US.