Sony adds “invitation-only” requirement to PlayStation 5 free game promo

PlayStation 5

Some weeks ago, Sony announced that it is giving away a free game for new PlayStation 5 owners, possibly hyping new consumers to own one. But a recent report by MP1s suggests that the company has discreetly decided to keep the offer to be “INVITATION-ONLY”.

The “Updater Program” originally offered to will-be new PlayStation 5 owners in the United States a free copy of a game from a roster of available titles. Largely, AAA titles, such as Horizon Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarok, and Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. The qualified user can then pick a game of his choice, which will be made available via a download.

However, a recent update with the said program is now suggesting that the promotion is valid only to more select users by being an “invitation-only”. Meaning to say, that even if you live in the States and are rushed to pick a console, then there is a likelihood that you will not be given a promised free game with your PlayStation 5.

Per the updated guideline:



Limited to select games. Offer valid only in the U.S. for eligible PSN account holders who are at least 18 years of age and purchase and activate a new PS5 console by October 20, 2023 @ 23:59pm (PDT). GAME MUST BE REDEEMED ON YOUR ACTIVATED PS5 CONSOLE BY NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 20, 2023 @ 23:59pm (PDT). Limit 1 game per user. No substitutions or replacements. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with other select offers. Game selections subject to change at any time. Offer subject to change or cancellation at any time. Void where prohibited.

And yes, that’s “INVITATION-ONLY” from the intro and in all caps.