Through PlayStation Plus Collection, Sony is offering access to 20 PlayStation 4 games which is a new benefit for PlayStation Plus subscribers who own a PlayStation 5. However, Sony noticed that some users are exploiting this offer by selling their benefit redeems to other players, and in an attempt to stop this, as per the latest news, the company is imposing permanent bans on these customers.
A GamerBraves report quoted Sony’s forum post saying few opportunistic PlayStation 5 owners have been listing PlayStation Plus Collection at reduced prices on online marketplaces and some have even managed to sell the available 20 PS4 games at prices starting from US $8 (nearly INR 600) in Malaysia.
You might be wondering how the sellers managed such sales. The thing is, some PlayStation 5 owners first listed the games for sale and interested players contacted the sellers and then the sellers demanded access to the buyer’s account credentials to redeem the benefit. Once the details are shared, sellers will claim the PlayStation Plus Collection intended for their PS5 on the buyer’s account and as a result, the buyer gets to play 20 games on their PS4.
The sellers have not only engaged in some unethical trades but have also caused a nightmare to Sony so now, the company is cracking down on buyers and sellers who used this method. Asper the GamerBraves report, sellers are getting a permanent ban on their accounts associated with the PS5, while buyers are getting a temporary ban of 2 months.
If you are not aware, the PlayStation Plus Collection offers free access to these titles:
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- God of War
- Infamous Second Son
- Ratchet and Clank
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Until Dawn
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicles Edition
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
- Monster Hunter: World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard