This weekend, select PlayStation gamers were thrilled to find a special gift on their accounts, courtesy of Sony. PlayStation Plus subscribers began receiving £10 GBP (or $10 USD) credit on their PS accounts as a thank you, though it wasn’t all too clear why.
The notification, which seemed to only be gifted through the app, read: “To celebrate 10 Years of PlayStation Plus, we’ve added £10.00 PlayStation Store credit to your account. Thank you for choosing PlayStation Plus.”
Considering the Summer Sale is currently running, a free £10 credit is a smashing gift to receive – but not everyone was happy. Firstly, it wasn’t clear how you could receive the freebie. Did you need to have been a PS Plus subscriber for the full 10 years of the program? Did you need to have the app installed on your phone? No-one knew, and this led to a lot of frustration.
There’s also many people who feel it’s unfair simply on the grounds of “either give it to everyone, or give it to no-one.”
There’s still some confusion around the free credit, though Ask PlayStation UK seems to have the answers. In a thread, the help page confirmed that the freebie gifts were “given to randomly selected PS Plus subscribers.” The credits were also reportedly given out only on July 24, and there’s no plans to issue any more.
If you didn’t get yours, it seems you’re out of luck
If you were one of the lucky ducks who got free credit, you can check out the Summer Sale and see what bargains you can get right here.
The PlayStation Summer Sale is sticking around until 5/8/2020 at 11:59 pm BST, and games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Days Gone, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Death Stranding have all been heavily discounted.
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