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PlayStation drops controversial free download you can claim now, no PS Plus needed

PlayStation drops controversial free download you can claim now, no PS Plus needed

Not sure about this one

PlayStation gamers can currently get their hands on an exclusive free download without the need for PlayStation Plus, however I'm not convinced many people are going to want it.

Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan is stepping down this year, and to commemorate the PlayStation head honcho you can currently claim a digital bobblehead of the man himself via PlayStation Stars.

“Help us celebrate Jim Ryan’s 30 years at PlayStation by playing any one of the many impressive games he championed as CEO and get a special Digital Collectible. Happy retirement, Jim!” the trophy description reads.

Over on the PlayStation Stars subreddit the Ryan bobblehead has not been particularly warmly received.

One user wrote: "I'd rather delete my account than have this attached to it."

Another added: "It just looks incomplete without him being surrounded by a bunch of people he knows Sony is making redundant in two days' time."

For those who may not be aware, Ryan is hardly the most popular man in gaming right now thanks to the recent layoffs across PlayStation. Over 900 jobs have been impacted, with redundancies being made at Guerilla Games, the Horizon: Forbidden West developers, Insomniac Games who gave us the Marvel's Spider-Man games, and Naughty Dog.

PlayStation London, best known for creating The Getaway, has also been shut down completely. A picture of Ryan smiling with the London team taken days before the news of the studio's fate was delivered has been doing the rounds on social media, and has drawn plenty of criticism.

Certainly, a cartoonish bobblehead of the man responsible for making many of these controversial decisions might not be at the top of everyone's wish-list right about now.

Ryan called the layoffs a “hard decision in a statement. He added the staff impacted are “incredibly talented people”, but “we need to future ready ourselves to set the business up for what lies ahead".

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, PlayStation 5, Playstation Plus, Sony