After originally stating on Sunday that the incremental renewal of PSN services would being this week, Sony has been queit on a precise date. As we, and likely many of you, speculated, Sony has made it clear that service will not be resuming before week’s end.
While they are in the final stages of testing the new version of the network, the electronics giant is further off from completing the process than it seemed. Sony’s Patrick Seybold says that they honestly expected to be up and running this week when they held the press conference announcing the news. Yet, as has been the case several times since the cyber-attack took place, Sony has made some fresh discoveries. “We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers” said Seybold. Continuing, he added that “we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system.”
While they stopped short of specifically saying the network will not be up and running before Sunday, it’s pretty obvious that that is what they’re insinuating. However, Seybold claims that everything within Sony’s power is being done to make the deadline.
Mr. Seybold again reiterated that Sony’s “utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe.” MTB knows that the millions of PSN users out there are dying to jump back online with the service, but it’s best to err on the side of safety in this matter. It’s been a rough few weeks for Sony Computer Entertainment and its customer base, but better they get this thing right rather than prematurely going back online and opening the PSN to further attacks.
[Source: Official PlayStation Blog]