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Sony: services ‘at least a few more days’ away

Submitted by on Tuesday, 10 May 201110 Comments

Why have you left us PSN? We miss you. We want to play Brink online and browse our PlayStation Plus content. We can’t even get to our back-up saves for Arkham Asylum; they’re trapped in the cloud. When will you return?

Well, “at least a few more days” is the latest update to come from Sony via the Official PlayStation Blog:

“I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. 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.” – Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

Some services were expected to be rolled out last week with full service to return by the end of the month, but last week’s deadline came and went with nothing but a tumbleweed in sight. However, we can see why Sony is reluctant to give a definite date. As a consumer, it’s more frustrating to be promised a date when there is no chance of them delivering.

Sony announced on 5 May that they began “the final stages of internal testing of the new system” and that it was “an important step towards restoring PlayStation Network and Qriocity services.” That we’re still going through these final stages suggests that exploits are still being spotted. Sensibly, Sony is reluctant to turn the switch back on until they can guarantee the security of your details, but let’s hope that it won’t be too much longer.

A few more days won’t hurt us. Most of us got on just fine before internet-enabled consoles came on the scene, right? Yep, that’s right….