It is no secret that Christmas 2014 was marred for many. PSN having found unusable for several days after DDoS attacks, the new Sony console owners could admire an impossible load on Christmas Eve rather than enjoy their new acquisition.
Following this, PlayStation announced that users of PSN and PS + subscribers have the right to a special offer to make up for lost time. We finally have the details of these first offres.Tout for PS + members, it will be 5 days subscription "free" to be offered. The good news is that there is no action to be performed, PS + subscribers during the attack will automatically be added the 5 days at the end of their current subscription.
The most interesting remains that players will have the right to a promotion code 10% on account NHP purchases. This discount code will be distributed directly to the PSN and via the official PlayStation Twitter and valid for an entire shopping cart.
And this is where the problem lies. This code will be valid from January 23 to January 26 at 10 am at 10, is only 3 days to enjoy. In addition, PlayStation specifies that this discount code is valid "on eligible products PSN on PS3, PS4 and web store". Eligible products?
This implies that a selection will be made in advance, making the operation much closer balances than a real intention to repair the network errors. Admittedly, constantly having to go to the fund begins to be a habit for Sony, which should begin to be reluctant to open the portefeuille.En the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, January 14, 2015, it became suddenly unable to connect to PSN both PS4 PS3 and PS Vita. While maintenance of the service is intended only for Thursday from 18h to 22h, what's happening on the planet online PlayStation? Hard to say, but the 80711008 error code returns to many of you, alternating with messages like how the PSN is down for maintenance on all PlayStation consoles. After the Christmas holidays disrupted by DDoS attacks Lizard Squad, it will of course have to wait a bit before screaming for a new attempt to paralysis of the PSN. The side of the "PSN Official Status" from Sony, the site announced that the service is offline. On our Facebook page, you are also likely to report our connection errors. From our side, we were connected on PS4 and playing with The Walking Dead, but our attempt to log in again gave nothing positive. We are conducting the investigation and will keep you informed of the course of advanced problems, if they last too long. Meanwhile, you can follow the evolution of the situation on our Facebook page, we take updated regularly.
[Update - 2:15] The problem seemed to be short-lived, and PSN is again available on our PS4. A simple reboot of Sony's servers? Everything seems back to normal as much about PS4 PS3 and PS Vita. We keep an eye out for possibly to update when new bug.