After failing to meet its planned partial return of services by the end of last week, Sony is now saying that the wait will likely last three more weeks. Sony representative, Shigenori Yoshida, spoke with Bloomberg and said that the plan is to have all services restored by May 31. Interestingly enough, the spokesperson out of Tokyo also remarked that he was “uncertain” when PSN services would begin going back online.
The PSN (and Qriocity) went offline back on April 20 because of the well-publicized security breach. After suffering a delay, the partial restoration of services was pushed back indefinitely; Yoshida-san has now made it clear that that situation remains the same. The tech professionals at Sony Computer Entertainment and their partners are said to be working round the clock to insure the systems’ returns come quickly and safely.
This latest update means that the PSN will not be operational for the upcoming major release of the FPS Brink on May 10. Since May 31 isn’t set in stone, PlayStation owners have to be getting concerned that it might not be ready in time for the sure-to-be blockbuster hit inFAMOUS 2 in early June. I have to think that Sony is desperate to get things working again in time for early buyers to take full advantage of the heavily-promoted level editor.
MTB will have more updates for you as the long-running PSN saga continues to unfold.