Now we all know that the PlayStation Network has been down since Wednesday, and according to the latest reports it doesn’t look like it will be back up anytime soon. Sony has confirmed that the reason for the outage was because there was an external intrusion into the system. While the intruders didn’t cause the system to go down, Sony took the network offline in order to perform a thorough and complete investigation, and presumably to fix any vulnerabilities at the same time.
They didn’t announce how long it would take to fix, but they promise that they’re doing all they can to resolve the situation quickly and that they will share any additional information they uncover during their investigations. It looks like it’s no multiplayer gaming or video streaming on the PlayStation 3 for you folks this weekend. Head over to the Official PlayStation Blog to stay up to date about the PSN outage.