Sony: PlayStation Network expected to be up next week

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PlayStation Network Logo In a new post on the official PlayStation Blogs to keep us informed about the on-going ‘PlayStation Network outage and information breach’ saga, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has let us know when we can expect the service to be back up and running, but don’t look forward to taking advantage of PSN’s full range of online features just yet.

In the posts, SCE’s Patrick Seybold and Nick Caplin answer a number of questions related to the invasion of the PlayStation Network and what the team is doing to protect your private data, as well as what steps are being taken to discover the party responsible for the breach.

While all of that is extremely important for users currently fretting about how hackers may or may not be using their personal information, the last question in the Q&A might be of some interest as it relates to when the service is expected to resume operation:

Q: “When will the PlayStation Network and Qriocity be back online?”

A: “Our employees have been working day and night to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some services up and running within a week from yesterday. However, we want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we are confident that the network is secure.”

As the post on the PlayStation Blogs was made on April 27th (a Wednesday), this means that we could expect PlayStation Network to be up and running again around about Tuesday or Wednesday next week (May 3rd and 4th respectively), but obviously without every feature becoming available.

Holding thumbs.

Source: US PlayStation Blog

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