2011’s PSN Downtime Gives Canadians Free Perks

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Canadians may luck up following 2011’s PlayStation Network downtime after all. According to a report from GameTrailers.com, several freebies are provided to customers who had PSN accounts around the time.

The move is made possible thanks to a class action lawsuit within the country.

“If you used any of your PSN accounts any time from January 1, 2011 through May 14, 2011, but you did not use them after that through January 24, 2013 because of the Intrusions, you can get a payment equal to any balance of paid virtual currency in your account wallet if that balance is at least U.S. $2,” states the text addressed to “inactive” account holders.

Meanwhile, other benefits are provided for users who could not use services usually accessed through PSN.

Sony’s PlayStation Network crashed in 2011 as a result of a high profile breach. Following the incident, the company took the system offline, rebuilding it with heightened security. For a full list of the benefits, view the report from GameTrailers.com here.