Playstation Network getting closer to restoration

Playstation 3 users got a brief update on the restoration status of the Playstation Network late today. The official Playstation blog site posted a new statement from Patrick Seybold, the senior director for Sony Playstation's corporate communications and social media, saying that the the company was in the "final stages of internal testing of the new system" for the online console service.

On Sunday, Sony said it was planning to restore at least some of the Playstation Network's services later this week following the decision to shut down the servers on April 20 following a cyber attack. Today's statement by Seybold said, "As previously mentioned, we’ve been working around the clock to rebuild the network and enhance protections of your personal data. It’s our top priority to ensure your data is safe when you begin using the services again." The statement did not indicate a specific date for the restoration of service.

The online MMO servers for Sony Online Entertainment, shut down on Monday as a result of the cyber attack, are also still offline and an update on Wednesday still gave no word on when the servers will be back online. Meanwhile Sony's CEO Howard Stringer has finally made a statement about the cyber attacks. Industry Gamers posted a letter from Stringer who said, "I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are committed to serving you to the very best of our ability, protecting your information better than ever, and getting you back to what you signed up for – all the games and great entertainment experiences that you expect from Sony."

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If i was Sony i'd get to work on Ps4 and work on a brand new more secured type of network system. As of right now what they have works good for games and movies but it just needs to be replaced with a new and better system that not been cracked and is easy to take down like the buggy Ps3 network system.

Quite frankly, Sony shouldn't be allowed to run any form of on-line activity until they can demonstrate that they are capable of running it competently and securely.

Given they're doing it in phases I'm hoping the online gaming portion may go online this weekend. Still have plenty of single player games to play through but I'm looking for my NFS:HP fix.

It's about time. Unfortunately, there are rumours of another attack. I really hope that it doesn't force Sony to shut down PSN again.

Anaron said,
It's about time. Unfortunately, there are rumours of another attack. I really hope that it doesn't force Sony to shut down PSN again.

These damn hackers have no lives

NeoTrunks said,

These damn hackers have no lives

I'm sorry about the PSN fans although i despite PS3 unless it's Rock Band. But I feel lucky to be a 360 gamer.

MrTwentyfour said,

I'm sorry about the PSN fans although i despite PS3 unless it's Rock Band. But I feel lucky to be a 360 gamer.

Yea, I have a 360 as well, I just haven't seen a need to buy Live for it again. Even if I did, the games I actually want to play online I have only for the PS3. Oh well. I can't play either of them at the time .

MrTwentyfour said,

I'm sorry about the PSN fans although i despite PS3 unless it's Rock Band. But I feel lucky to be a 360 gamer.


I feel even luckier to be a PC gamer.
I think it's just absurd Sony didn't take better steps to secure their customer's data. (If the reports are true)

MrTwentyfour said,

I'm sorry about the PSN fans although i despite PS3 unless it's Rock Band. But I feel lucky to be a 360 gamer.

You're offering more sympathy to your gaming brethren than most Xbox users.