This could be the week that the much yearned for PlayStation Network returns to service.
The PlayStation Network, Sony’s service that its customers use to play online and to purchase various types of gaming, musical, and theatrical content, has been down for three weeks. Maybe you’ve heard, but someone or a bunch of someones apparently hacked into Sony’s servers, forcing the shutdown so that Sony could strengthen its network infrastructure. According to the latest update, the service might return in “a few days.”
This week, Sony’s trying again. The latest update from the company is short, but I wouldn’t say it’s sweet. It’s short and somewhat tart. Sony’s Patrick Seybold writes: “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.”
The big caveat with the statement is the “at least” written before “a few more days.” That means we probably won’t see the PSN back up until the weekend at the earliest. When all is said and done it looks like the PSN will at least be back soon, if Sony can keep thwarting further attacks.