The PSN has been down since April 20th due to a “data breach” and has caused distress amongst the gaming community. Also according to a Bloomberg report I read it has cost Capcom hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue (I am sure they are not the only ones losing out). But there is light at the end of the tunnel people (it will just take a few weeks to reach it).
Sony has announced that all PSN and Qriocity services will be fully functional by May 31st. This comes as good news to all even including myself who had previously said I didn’t care (which I still don’t, but would like to try out MK online). This blackout has been pretty bad for those who had purchased games like Socom 4 day one and maybe had 24 hours to enjoy it before the servers went down. Also PS3 DCU Online players have missed out on some valuable playing time (and when you are paying a subscription fee it stings even worse). Things haven’t been great this month or last for Sony, but time has healed their digitally insecure wounds.
This has been low point for Sony, but all major players have their mishaps (Microsoft and the RROD, Nintendo and The Virtual Boy). Also as a part of their “Welcome Back” program they are awarding a free month of Playstation Plus to all PSN users including those who already subscribe to the premium service. Sony will recover and continue to deliver quality products, but one can only hope this incident doesn’t deter people from purchasing future Sony products. This will go annals of videogame history as a major blunder, but Sony has the resources to leave this in their rear view and will hopefully do so.