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PS Plus Collection sharing can cost you a permanent ban, reportedly

Published: 14:02, 27 November 2020
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Reports are coming in that Sony have started permabanning people for exploiting the PlayStation Plus Collection sharing between PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 owners.

Account sharing on PlayStation is nothing new. Sharing games among family and friends is a great way to try out some games you don't have, and/or save some money along the way. The same method from PS4 is applicable to PS5, so you can continue to game-share your library with your friend, cousin, or in the same household if you own more than one console.

Well, with the release of the PS5 console, Sony have rewarded (in a way) their players with a nice collection of PlayStation 4 hits, called the PlayStation Plus Collection. The collection of those hit titles is available to any PS Plus subscriber on PS5, and it's available to you as soon as you start your new console. Like before, you have to add that game to the library before you can download it. 

It didn't take long for PlayStation gamers to realize that games from the PlayStation Plus Collection for PS5 can be downloaded on PS4 too. This subsequently opened many doors for the exploitation of service.

AltChar PS Plus games lineup for December 2020 - JC4, Worms Rumble, Rocket Arena PS Plus games lineup for December: Just Cause 4, Worms Rumble and Rocket Arena (PS4, PS5)

This way you cross-gen PS Plus games, and for Sony, that's a real fashion no-no. 

Sony is really NOT ok with that, because reports are coming in that the first wave of bans already took place, and players are reporting that their PS5 consoles got permabanned, and the other user who downloaded those games (on PS4) got banned for a couple of months.

The reason behind this could be that some people came up with the idea that they could exploit this and make some money out of it by selling PSN accounts with activated PS Plus Collection. Just like those PS5 scalpels, they only hurt the global gaming community and should not be supported with any way of purchases.

AltChar An ad on ebay for ps plus collection psn account PS Plus Collection account being sold on eBay for $9.99

PlayStation Plus collection games:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Battlefield 1
  • Bloodborne
  • Call of Duty Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • God of War
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • The Last Guardian
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 5
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Until Dawn
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