Frustrated gamers who were unable to access the PlayStation Network on Christmas Day are getting reprieve from Sony.
The company is offering PlayStation Plus members a five-day membership extension, as long as users had a membership or free trial on December 25. Those bonus five days will be automatically applied to users’ accounts, so gamers won’t have to fiddle with special requests or forms.
Sony will also offer a 10% discount off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store to all PlayStation Network members throughout January. That includes blockbuster new releases, indie games and add-ons, as well as TV shows and movies.
The PlayStation Network was plagued by outages over the Christmas weekend that have been attributed to a hacking collective called Lizard Squad.