Settlement for Sony PSN Data Breach Case 2011 Approved, Will Cost $17.5M
Finally, a settlement has been approved for the PlayStation Network Users who were affected by the service meltdown commonly referred to as the Sony PSN Data Breach Case 2011. It is going to cost the company heaps of dollars!
The US District Court for the Southern District of California held a hearing of the case recently and a settlement proposed by Sony was approved to compensate all the customers who had suffered from the service being down for weeks back in 2011.
According to the details shared on the internet, Sony is going to offer the affected PlayStation Network customers an option to choose from a PlayStation 3 game, a PlayStation Portable game or a three month PlayStation Plus subscription.
People who took advantage of the Welcome Back offer in 2011 will be allowed to pick one of these while people who didn’t avail the offer back then will be allowed to pick any two items.
As far as the game options are concerned, it has been decided that all the games offered will be those that were at least six months old at the time on the Sony PSN Data Breach. Some of the games have been nominated while others will be added soon.
For PS3 the options will be Dead Nation, Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, and Rain while the PSP games that have been announced so far are LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Patapon 3, and Killzone Liberation.
Once $6 million worth items have been claimed from the above, the rest of the claims will be given one month subscription only.