PlayStation Plus subscribers given a free day as outage apology

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Sony has offered PlayStation Plus subscribers a one-day extension as an apology for a network outage earlier this month.

PSN went down for around ten hours on January 4th with most services forced completely offline. The breakage was or particular irritation to Destiny players as that was the final day of the shooter's monthly Iron banner event. No reason was given for the downtime.

Thanks for your patience during the service interruption,” an email to subscribers reads. It comes with a code that can be redeemed until March 31st. The extension will be applied to current subscriptions and is available to all those who had active subscriptions on January 4th.

Early last year Sony offered its members a five-day extension after the crippling network problems of Christmas 2014 that left online gaming unavailable for the best part of a week.