PSN Update – 2 Free Games From 5?

by on May 6, 2011

Once again, the Official PlayStation Blog has come through with another update on the PlayStation Network downtime, but more specifically, letting us know some of the details of the welcome back scheme, including the nugget that there will be an offer of free games in Europe! Once again, it is Nick Caplin with the info:

Both Kazuo Hirai and Sir Howard Stringer have stated that we will be offering identity theft protection for those affected by the malicious attack on PlayStation Network and many of you may have seen the details of the service available in North America.

As I have explained previously, creating a similar offering for the many countries within the SCEE region is a very complicated process. Each country has a different way of handling identity theft; some offer relatively sophisticated services whilst others are much more modest.

We are currently in the process of identifying how we manage this situation and once the programme is ready to launch, we will provide details of exactly which services are available in each country and explain how to sign up. We hope to do this early next week.

Also, look out for more information on the rest of our Welcome Back programme, including which free content you will be eligible for. We will be offering PSN users the opportunity to select two PS3 games from a list of five, as well as offering PSP users the opportunity to choose two games from a list of four. We will let you know exactly what games are available very soon.

Please be assured that we are continuing to work around the clock to have some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services restored and will provide you with specific details shortly.

The wording does seem to suggest that it will be boxed, retail copies of games, but surely it would be more likely to be PlayStation Network titles? What do you think? Tell us in this thread on our forums.

As always, we’ll keep you up to date with any information we have for you!