Following a statement made by SCEA’s director of corporate communications and social media, Patrick Seybold, earlier today, we had feared that the PlayStation Network could be offline for at least another few weeks, but it seems it might be up and running sooner than expected.
Seybold has now posted on the official PlayStation Blog with a short statement that tells us the PSN is likely to be back online in only a few more days. “I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored,” posts Seybold. “At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process.”
Sony has assured PSN users that the service will be fully secure before it risks bringing it back online. “Let me assure you that the resources of this company have been focused on investigating the entire nature and impact of the cyber-attack we’ve all experienced and on fixing it,” said Sony’s CEO Howard Stringer recently. “We are absolutely dedicated to restoring full and safe service as soon as possible and rewarding you for your patience. We will settle for nothing less.”
The PlayStation Network has now been offline for over three weeks.