Sony Plans to Have PlayStation Store Operational on May 24

Memo issued to industry partners reveals Sony's plans.

Sony has informed its partners in the development and publishing community that they plan to bring the PlayStation Store back online this coming Tuesday. Gamasutra got their paws on a memo that electronics giant sent out explaining those plans. They note that this strategy is predicated on there being no unforeseen setbacks.

Gamasutra also stated that Sony was grateful that most industry companies have been publicly understanding in regards to the network outage. “We thank you for your patience as we work to resume service of the PlayStation Store,” wrote PSN Content Manager Jack Osorno in the aforementioned memo.

A schedule for overdue content to appear on the store was provided as well. Anything that was planned for April 26 will go live alongside the store reboot on the 24. Three days after that, games that had targeted a May 3 launch will follow suit. Additional back catalogue content will arrive on May 31 and June 3. With everything being caught up after those updates, things should return to normal during E3 week.

There could potentially be shifting around within that schedule, however. Sony implied that certain content could get bumped up depending on urgency. “If there are concerns, we are willing to consider adjusting the release date of your content on this schedule,” says Osorno. “Adjustments will be made on a case by case basis.” Nothing specific was cited for this special treatment.

The reinstatement of PlayStation Store elements will bring the last major component of the PSN back online, and move everyone one major step closer to putting this whole messy business in the past. Moreover, consumers should then be able to get those free downloads they were promised soon afterwards.

[Source: Gamasutra]

[Image courtesy of Game Zone.]

Nick Santangelo
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