We’ve not particularly covered the whole PSN outage, it’s been in equal measures annoying, frustrating, amusing, way saturated in terms of coverage and obviously exceedingly embarrassing from everyone at Sony.
At least now it seems that all things Sony are about to change for the better with the announcement that Sony are restoring the full services beginning today, here’s the official word:
“Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that Sony Network Entertainment International will fully restore all PlayStation Network services today June 2, 2011, in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.
“The company will also resume Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PlayStation 3, PSP, VAIO and other PCs.
“Details of ‘Welcome Back’ package program offered to all registered PlayStation Network* and Qriocity account services will be announced from each region.
“Announcement for restoration in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea as well as for the remaining services on Qriocity will be made as they become available.”
* Only available for those countries and regions with access to PlayStation Store.
Time to rejoice or time to worry that hackers are just going to do it all over again just to rub Sony’s noses in it?