PS5 Owners Are Reportedly Getting Banned For Selling PS Plus Collection Access to PS4 Users
PS5 users are getting banned after utilizing a loophole to sell access to the PS Plus Collection to owners of a PS4.
The PS Plus Collection is a new deal PlayStation is providing its PS Plus subscribers. The service provides subscribers with a “greatest hits” selection of games to play. It is such a good deal, users have been selling offer their access to the service via a loophole.
The loophole tasks PS5 owners with logging into the user account of PS4 owners on the PS5. After doing so, the collection of games will then automatically unlock for the PS4 owner.
VGC pointed out that in Sony’s Marketing for the PlayStation Plus Collection, the service is only intended for owners of the PS5.
eBay users have begun to sell access to the subscription. A user has already made over £100 by charging £5 to unlock the PS Plus Collection on other user’s PS4’s.
According to a popular Chinese forum, Sony has already begun to bring the hammer down on people in the region for utilizing this loophole. Both the ones selling access to it as well as the PS4 owners who are purchasing access to it.
Thousands of PSN accounts have been banned, and according to community discussions, these accounts are concentrated in HK(@PlayStationHK ), and have in common the receipt of Sony's PS Collection service for PS Plus, which contains serveral PS4 games for free. pic.twitter.com/ECWPRgVuO2
— 王之乎 (@zhihuwong) November 26, 2020
Users have stated that the bans will last two months and any PS5 console that was involved in the loophole has been blocked from using any network services.
The PS Plus Collection has a fantastic catalog of games to play. Whether it’s The Last of Us Remastered, Persona 5, Bloodborne, or God of War, there is no wonder PS4 users would want to take advantage of this loophole. Those were some of the best games of the generation!
If you are currently a PS5 owner and a member of PS Plus, then you have access to the subscription service.