Two weeks ago Sony's PlayStation Network went down for approximately 12 hours, affecting PS4, PS3 and PS Vita players worldwide. In December 2014, the service was knocked out of action on Christmas day, along with Microsoft's equivalent gaming service, Xbox Live, allegedly by the hacking group known as Lizard Squad. Below is the message PSN users are receiving in the notifications section.
Last week, Sony began sending emails regarding extensions to PlayStation Network subscriptions as an apology for the recent PSN outages. Nearly immediately after the incident occurred, Sony made sure to make amends with its fan base by pledging PS Plus subscription extensions for the outage, and now the tech firm has made good on its promise. It comes with a code that can be redeemed until March 31.
The codes, which are to be redeemed by logging into the PlayStation Plus accounts, are valid only for the current memberships. This applies to all accounts that had an active PlayStation®Plus membership on January 4, 2016.
"Thanks for your patience during the service interruption", Sony said in its email to subscribers. The outages, as of the time of writing, still haven't been explained by Sony.