Today marks the 19th day since PSN went offline, and speaking to Bloomberg, the company’s said full restoration of the service won’t happen until May 31st. Partial online gaming will happen, however, and although that was supposed to common last week, problems with Sony Online Entertainment caused the firm to delay PSN’s return. But like we said in this post, expect to at least be able to play games online early this week.
Regarding the aim of the full restoration of PSN services by the 31st May : -
“Restoration of Online Gamplay is the FIRST phase of the plan to restore the PSN.”
Sony delivered the following message concerning the delay on Saturday:
“As you may know, we’ve begun the process of restoring the service through internal testing of the new system. We’re still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system. Verifying the system security is vital for the process of restoration. Additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online.
As you’ve heard us say, our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe. We won’t restore the services until we can test the system’s strength in these respects.
When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system. We know many of you are wanting to play games online, chat with your friends and enjoy all of the services PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer, and trust me when I say we’re doing everything we can to make it happen. We will update you with more information as soon as we have it. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage.”