Here’s an odd one. A gamer has contacted VG247 about a bug in PlayStation Plus’ trail system . According to said tipster, he’s been able to extend his free 14 day trail indefinitely, and now has PlayStation Plus until 2035 – all without spending a cent.
What he did was sign up for the trial – having never subscribed to the service before – and after inputting his credit card details, was allowed to extend his subscription in free 14 day intervals. It’s rather bleedingly obvious that this is a bit of a software glitch
“Once you accept the deal, you are allowed to keep extending the 14 free days for free once prompted after confirmation of the free purchase. All you have to do is keep pressing X and you keep getting 14 free days added to your free subscription. The hundreds of email confirmations from Sony all say $0.00?
In the interests of SCIENCE! we tried this out ourselves using a faux US account and a virtual credit card, and can indeed confirm that it doesn’t work at all – so it’s probably been patched up already. Not that you should do this sort of thing; PlayStation Plus is already tremendous value, giving you thousands of Rands worth of games every month, for R500 a year.
Plus, with you having to input credit card details to do this, Sony could easily make the lucky fellow pay up or, more likely just take away ill-gotten bounty.
Last Updated: February 13, 2014
Admiral Chief in Vegas
February 13, 2014 at 14:08
February 13, 2014 at 14:15
Yarrr… There be pirates in them PS+ waters!
Alien Emperor Trevor
February 13, 2014 at 14:17
“The gamer was later shocked to find out that the tip he reported & subsequent article about it led to his accidental windfall being rectified by Sony. How did Sony find out you may ask? According to a Sony representative the key to their uncovering the glitch was the ability to read, but we’re not so sure. So much for anonymity on the internet.”
February 13, 2014 at 14:18
If I was Sony, I would let him keep it for doing the honest thing