Sony lost the case against a banned PS5 user for sharing his PlayStation Plus Collection with other gamers.
For the uninitiated, the Collection is a bonus reserved for (lucky) fans who managed to bring home a PS5 on day one (with relative DualSense). Games redeemed in this pleasant feature can also be recovered on PS4.
The next-gen console continues to be at the heart of the desires of the global gaming community, with a large number of users still lining up to win one. Meanwhile, Sony has promised that many exclusives will arrive in the near future, and a poll has already revealed the most anticipated.
The platform owner did not settle on the record sales that PS5 has guaranteed him: according to some documents relating to a recently filed patent, an interesting “Uber” mode would in fact be in the works and could arrive soon.
The case cited at the beginning ended with Sony’s defeat, which will be forced to remove the ban from the user’s console, as also reported by ResetEra.
The company could not do anything but accept the verdict, stressing at the same time the guilt of the gamer and the legitimacy of the proceedings against him.
According to the company, it is a real one violation of the terms of service conducted voluntarily.
It is not plausible, according to Sony, that the consumer was not aware of the rules on the use of PlayStation Plus Collection, which are “exposed to consumers in a clear and crystalline way».
The judge did not take into consideration the evaluation proposed by the Japanese giant, and established that, although it is forbidden to share your games with other users, it is not absolutely clear what the consequences are in case of misconduct.
In conclusion, and considering this lack, the final verdict went against Sony, which would be “guilty” of having violated the CDC (Consumer Protection Code), the Consumer Protection Code, having placed the injured party “at an excessive disadvantage» due to the lack of comprehensive communication.
The Japanese company will have to reactivate the console and pay $ 1,500 intended to cover legal expenses. There are no additional penalties for moral damage.
At the time, we told you about the measures taken by Sony against the “crafty of the Collection”, but it seems that the knots are coming to a head only now.
In the meantime, we advise you to be careful: in the last few days, news has come of some crashes that would undermine the gaming experience with regard to important titles such as Returnal e Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
To all PlayStation Plus subscribers, we remind you that three new games are available to redeem for free even without owning PS5.
If you’re looking forward to owning a PS5, you can start preparing with buying a DualSense on Amazon.