Sony Latest Update On PSN Status Doesn't Sound Good

If you're expecting to go online with your PlayStation 3 or PSP this weekend, you might want to make other plans. In the latest update from Sony Computer Entertainment on the status of the currently offline PlayStation Network it sounds like we're in for a longer wait than we (or Sony) expected.

Sony said on Sunday that it planned to bring some of its PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online by end of week. But a new message from SCEA's senior director of corporate communications Patrick Seybold provides little hope that will happen.

"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 of the security of the system," Seybold wrote this evening on the company's blog. "Verifying the system security is vital for the process of restoration. Additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online."

Sony stressed in the past that it wouldn't bring its PlayStation Network services back online unless it was confident in the strength and security of its system. Based on the following statement, it sounds like Sony may not have been aware of the scope and severity of its problems when it made promises to bring PSN back online in the timeframe provided.

"When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week," Seybold wrote. "We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system. We know many of you are wanting to play games online, chat with your friends and enjoy all of the services PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer, and trust me when I say we're doing everything we can to make it happen."

So, exercise more patience, PlayStation owners. It sounds like we're going to be waiting even longer to see each other back online anytime soon.

Service Restoration Update [PlayStation.blog]


Comments

    what i dont get is they just made a post that they were in the process of final testing and restoration

    now this update makes it seem as of tuesdays outage, they didnt have the whole thing understood.......

    the blogs posts contradict each other.

      yeah but if you build a 5000km long wall, get to testing the last 500m and find a giant whole in the wall, you have to step back and fix it. and then ensure that with your new knowledge of this whole you can't break threw the rest of the wall

      Honestly it sounds like a pretty classic 80/20 scenario. When they made that update saying they'd be back soon they had roughly 80% of the work done, now all that's left to do is the other 80%.

      Put another way, whenever someone says "It'll be up soon, we're just doing final testing"; you should always read that as "assuming absolutely everything goes to plan then we'll be up soon". Nothing ever goes to plan.

      when! stop selling dreams an use some of that money youve been making for decades and make it happen ,stop insulting our intelligence we are in a new minillion come come now move with the clic or hire new programmers

        PLZ FIX IT AS FAST AS U CAN,BEFOR THE END OF THIS WEEK IF U CAN PLZ GB

          I know sony please fix it during this week i really want to play cause its so boring with out it / now i mite be buying a xbox 360 if use guys dont fix it during this week :L

      SONY KEEPS LIEING TO US EVERY WEEK im really getting sick. Im thinking about going to XBOX LIVE play some gears of war

        you are not the only one switching to xbox i already had 7 friends switch and if it(playstation network)is not up by thursday i too am switching.

      Seriously – if they launched it and it was rehackable, you would be the FIRST PEOPLE to start bitching about “OMG WHY RELEASE FLAWED NETWORK?????”

      They take the time to ensure nothing bad ever happens again, and you’re all “OMG I WANT CALL OF DOODY BAC UP WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”

      Seriously – they;re taking the timet o do it right and problably make the security a million times better than it was – suck it up and appreciate that.

      you know all these people are lying about this crap. you should only trust what sony says on the play station network site not anyone else.

    The responses on that Blog are hilarious. Earlier in the week everyone's complaining that Sony's not providing enough updates and now they're essentially complaining that they're providing too many.

    They're more bi-polar than Catherine Zeta-Jones.

      dude come on you were in the final testing it should be back up

        I know what the problem is i quote this from sling blade, simply "it ant have no gas."

      sam im getting pissed of with sony it should be back up now but we got to wait even more longer they need to speed it up my little brother is having a nervous break down

        Then your brother should take this as the perfect opportunity to learn to be patient.

        Am I happy about the PSN being down this long? No, absolutely not, but I'd rather Sony takes the time to fix the PSN's security woes properly instead of rushing it back online with more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese.

        The silver lining in this whole debacle, for me, has the fact that I've been able to go back and burn through some of the games I hadn't finished for one reason or another; something I probably wouldn't have done if the PSN was currently up and running.

      sam your an idiot read the blogs before you make stupid comments.

    curses on psn! Go faster!!!

    What the f***

    awwwww sony i know your trying but im having a nervous break down i wanna get back online before monday come soooooooooooooooo plz don't let us wait any longer

    All I wanted was to spend a mere $20 or so on two DLC characters for MvC3 before the whole PSN outage. I've been looking forward to the restoration of the PSN this week........but now you're implying it will take even longer?!?!?!?! Let's face it...we're all losing our patience.

    Sony: "hey guys, remember that thing we said about it coming back on this week? well... OH MY GOD LOOK AT THOSE SHINY THINGS" *runs away*

      Oh Shinies....*distracted*

    How awkward is it going to be if it's not back by E3(four weeks away).

      It would be more funny because well they can go to e3 but can't do online.....

      Whos fixing the goddamn network? Seybolds grandma? Seriously it shouldnt take this long

      It "should" be up by tommorrow lol, that's what sony said...

    ur wrong, theyre more bi-polar than charlie sheen.

    still, this is fucken outrageous, three weeks and counting,

      Isn't it obvious that Charlie Sheen is Bi-Winning?

    I didn't expect it to be back this weekend. It was wishful thinking on their part.

    I'd rather them take their time and get it right then get it back up with bugs and potential exploits.

    First world problems. I'm more than happy to wait for a few days more & have the network be more secure...maybe even a bit faster.

    ["So, exercise more patience, PlayStation owners. It sounds like we’re going to be waiting even longer to see each other back online anytime soon"]

    Thats no here's in the message lol...nice try but stick ith facts...

    [When we held the press conference in Japan last week, based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system. We know many of you are wanting to play games online, chat with your friends and enjoy all of the services PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer, and trust me when I say we’re doing everything we can to make it happen. We will update you with more information as soon as we have it. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage. ]

    THAT'S THE REAL DEAL POST.. OR GO TO HYPER LINK UNDER THIS PAGE'S POST NAMED:
    Service Restoration Update [PlayStation.blog]

    If playstation network isn't up by monday morning I swear I will cut off my other testicle. Do you want to be the causer of mass suicide Sony!?

    I'm glad I have a Xbox. PSN may be a free alternative to Xbox Live but it's never had dramas like this.

      ya why not even just put network back on because im tired of waiting i want to play online black ops battlefield 1943 online with my cusin?

        if u can't wait then sell ur ps an get a xbox

    3 weeks is too long, especially when they have been constantly delaying the process.

    Right now if it doesn't come up by Sunday I, a loyal playstation customer, will sell my ps3, ps2, ps1, and psp. In addition I will also sell most, if not all my games.

    This is straight up bullshit, hopefully im not the only one who feels this way. According to a survey 40% of the loyal PS customers agree with me.

    In conclusion GFG sony

    Please Sony... i havent been gmaing for like 3 weeks :o i really play some COD n portal 2 etc.... TRY harder :P

    I finished God Of War 3 and am nearly done with Yakuza 3, as well as some Wipeout HD on the side, all in the past few days

    I mock you and your need for online gaming

    Am I the only one sitting back and scoffing at Sony and the way there handling this whole situation

    I shall play my online service tonight on console that don't get its online service hacked

    Umad?

    are they testing or sitting out this supposed planned attack from anonymous and crossing their fingers that they have finally got the network properly protected?

    either way the fact is no PSN for a while yet...my guess is another few days at least

    I've almost forgotten that the PlayStation even has a PSN...

    I kid. My triple XP sessions in Red Dead Redemption with the guys at Rockstar are starting to be far too long ago. I didn't expect it to be back this weekend though and I don't think it will be back by next weekend, either. Wishful thinking, though! This is really disappointing.

    well....more compensation...screw the ps-plus give us all $100 at the store so we can make our
    own choices on what we think is good compensation

    I'm so hating Sony right now it was THEIR FAULT that it got hacked because they were receiving threats but NOOO they couldn't just believe the guy and ban his I.P. or be on their best guard they have to say he's probably just trying to scare us and my friend is switching to f***ing FAGBOX 360 because they've been offline for 3 to 4 weeks!

    P.S.
    Sony can lick my balls!
    XD

    Unfortunatly psn in my view not up any time soon :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqYQ_I6GqUo&feature=channel_video_title

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