According to the PlayStation blog, they are expecting basic services to be back online within days, and not the end of the month. We have heard this all before, last week they said PSN would be back …. it wasn’t. So a huge shadow of doubt has been cast over this new update.
Here is the quote from the PS Blog.
I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored,” said Sony Computer Entertainment America’s senior director of corporate communications and social media Patrick Seybold on the PlayStation Blog. “At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process.
What casts more doubt is that they can’t give us an exact date, so how can they possibly know it will be back on within days?
This news comes after a Sony CEO told Bloomberg that PSN won’t be back until May 31st, and then Seybold dismissed that claim, but refused to give a date.
However luckily players are still able to download updates for their games, and they can still access features with do not require PSN.
Sony must have a date when they expect PSN to be back online. Why would the blog say “a few more days” if they did not have any idea when it might be back up? My guess is that they are holding off on giving the time frame for PSN’s return to stop the public from getting even more frustrated.
Also PSN can’t possibly give you free content, since Sony do not plan to have the store back until the end of the month.
I also read a comment on Gamespot which asked if the PSN outage is worser than the RROD that plagued the Xbox. No the PSN failure doesn’t stop your console from working, you can still play games without PSN, the RROD was a failure of the consoles it’s self, and that meant you had to send the Xbox away to get fixed meaning you could have no Xbox for days while it’s being fixed.