Sony is allegedly banning PlayStation Network accounts that are trying to take advantage of a PlayStation Plus Collection loophole on the PS4.
Users on a popular Chinese gaming forum (via VGC) allege that Sony is banning “thousands” of accounts that attempt to access a library of PS4 titles via the PlayStation Plus Collection for free. The loophole means that those users with a PS5 can log on to another person’s PS4 and unlock all Plus Collection games on that console at no additional cost. Well, almost — those with proper access to the library have taken to marketplaces, offering to sell the library to others at a fraction of the price of a PlayStation Plus subscription. As an example, one user alleged they had made more than £100 by charging more than 20 users £5 each for access to the games.
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
While Sony has yet to confirm the bans, users are saying that PlayStation Network accounts will be banned from the service for two months, while PS5s belonging to users trying to make a quick buck will be permanently blocked from network services.
The PS5 is out now.