Time to say hello to my handy header image… again.
Anyway, down to business. Despite Sony projecting that the Playstation Network would be back online somewhere between late April and early May, that window has very much passed us. Now, new reports have surfaced that Sony is aiming for the end of the month to get all their online services fully operational. Yes, you read that right. Not just the Playstation Network’s multiplayer capabilities, not just the store, not just the friends list and other functions… they mean the WHOLE THING.
It’s known that Sony is rolling out fixes and beefing up security in and around the PSN, along with a supposed goodwill program to make up for the extended downtime the network has been experiencing up to now. Now, while we know most PSN account holders are itching be back online, we think the extra time taken to iron out the network’s problems would be better in the long run. The only way Sony could further sweeten the deal is to make good on their promise of free content and perks across the board.
According to Sony:
“As youâ€™ve heard us say, our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe.
“We wonâ€™t restore the services until we can test the systemâ€™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”
With that, I guess we can all mark our calendars and wait for the new and improved PSN that Sony has been touting lately. It’ll definitely be interesting to see what changes they’ve made and just how good the new security measures are.