While Sony's last update to the public about the status of its currently shut down Playstation Network was last Tuesday, the company is apparently reaching out to Playstation Network game developers to give them their own update on the crisis. Industry Gamers obtained a memo sent by Rob Dyer, the senior vice president of publisher relations at Sony's Playstation business. The memo was apparently sent out on Wednesday.
The memo gives an overview of what happened to cause Sony to shut down the Playstation Network on April 20 due to cyber attacks that exposed tens of millions of its users' personal info. Dyer states, "I want to assure you, as a PlayStation partner, that it is Sony’s top priority to restore our network operations and see that business is returned to usual as soon as possible." It also goes over the efforts Sony has taken to beef up its online security and its effort to compensate Playstation Network owners for the downtime
Dyer states in the memo that Sony is working with law enforcement officials to "apprehend the culprits who committed this crime against our consumers, our partners and our company." He also tells the game developers, "We will do our best to respond to all of your inquiries and we will do everything we possibly can to support you."
Meanwhile, according to a post on the NeoGAF message boards, there is evidence that at least the internal developer based Playstation Network is starting to restore its services. Is this a sign that the public network is getting close to coming back online in some form? Stay tuned.