Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has taken to his Twitter in a bid to dampen fears that the PlayStation Network outage will be affecting gamers for much longer.
Earlier today it was confirmed that Sony’s PlayStation Network was pulled offline due to a DDoS attack, which was later claimed to be by hacking group ‘Lizard Squad’ who commented on its intentions through Twitter.
The situation will ring ugly in the ears of PlayStation gamers who have experienced similar - albeit larger scale - issues back on PlayStation 3 when a hacking campaign took Sony’s Network offline for over a month.
It looks as if Sony’s engineers may have the situation under control and we expect the Network to be fully operational before long.
We are under attack by a large scale ddos. Being dealt with but it will impact games until its handled.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) August 24, 2014
It's almost under control now. Sorry for the inconvenience.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) August 24, 2014
Sorry that it's impacting service.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) August 24, 2014
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