PlayStation Network relaunch delayed [UPDATE]

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psn-thumb.jpgSony’s PlayStation Network hacking woes continue into this week, as the company have been forced to concede that their online gaming community will be down for a little while longer yet.

“We’re still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them the security of the system,” said Nick Caplin, head of communications at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

“When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers and we are taking the opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system.”

Though Sony have promised increased security and a number of rewards for their loyal customers once the network returns (including a trial period of their premium PlayStation Plus service), many PS3 fans now feel more than a little jaded with the company.

A quick search online finds hundreds of forum threads relating to the hack. A Yahoo! Answers page asks the simple question “Will you trust the psn when it’s back up?”, to which the majority of respondents reply no. One respondent’s particularly harsh rebuttal reads: “No, it’s a Joke that they let something like this happen in the first place. Why trust a place that doesn’t care about keeping your personal information safe.”

Via: blog.eu.playstation.com

[UPDATED May 9th 14.27 GMT]

Tokyo-based Sony spokesperson Shigenori Yoshida is quoted by IGN as saying:

“Sony is uncertain when it can resume the services.The company is in the process of adopting an improved security system and its plan to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged.”

A full 40 days outage, it would seem then.

Gerald Lynch

8 comments

  • this is unacceptable,we have 2 ps3s both hard wired we sent emails about glitchin/cheatin to both sony and infinity ward we were ignored! now this! what a joke we cant even sell them we are stuck with consoles with no server cmon sony pull your finger oput your arse and sort it pronto! i think it could be 2 360s on the shopping list soon yes we will loose prestiges etc but may make us fell a bit more even not using sony

  • this is unacceptable,we have 2 ps3s both hard wired we sent emails about glitchin/cheatin to both sony and infinity ward we were ignored! now this! what a joke we cant even sell them we are stuck with consoles with no server cmon sony pull your finger oput your arse and sort it pronto! i think it could be 2 360s on the shopping list soon yes we will loose prestiges etc but may make us fell a bit more even not using sony

  • I’m puttn my ps on the market today, not like I will get anything for it being that the network is down and u computer genius’s can’t even be straight up on a date, free downloads, free music, insurance policy all this wouldn’t be necessary if u thought ahead from the start. I have ps plus and I am in the process of get’n my money back for my ps plus subscription cause you (ps execs) don’t care about lil ol me the consumer who’s life revolves around gaming, gamers have reported people glitching and jailbreaking for a while now and nothing was done about it, I want my money back n anyone interested in a 400 paper weight please contact jesavillain@yahoo.com

  • This is Sony, not some small company. This is unacceptable. They can’t make up to all there customers. Give us a pick of 2 free games out of 5. I’m sure the games are going to cheep as all hell. I see donkey Kong, Pac Man. Get the point. I have always bought Sony in Everything: TV, DVD, games, and est.. If Sony made it I bought it. I think it is time to get an X-Box. I think someone should do an on-line pole about this. So, Sony see’s how everyone feels.

  • SONY

    I AM NOT SURPRISED, CHECK OUT THE UPDATE FROM THE INTERNAL TESTING ENGINEERS, THEY STATED THAT THERE ARE OVER 6500 GLITCHES ON THE SYSTEM AND IT WOULD TAKE THEM ANOTHER 4 WEEKS TO PATCH. I’M GLAD I BOUGHT MY XBOX LAST WEEK, BETTER THAN HAVING A USELESS P.O.S. SYSTEM NEXT TO MY TV.

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