Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have announced that their PlayStation Network (PSN) services will be fully restored in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia (save for Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea) before the week is over, not to mention resuming their Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity service. As for folks living in Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, we would say that there are still issues that need to be worked out, which is why another announcement will be made as soon as the relevant info drops.
It is said that the long wait is due to considerable security enhancements made to the network infrastructure, in addition to the testing phase of payment processes and commerce functions. The entire full restoration process of the PSN in addition to services that will become available on Qriocity will comprise of :-
- Full functionality on PlayStation Store
- In-game commerce
- Ability to redeem vouchers and codes
- Full functionality on Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3, PSP, VAIO and
- Full functionality on Media Go
Can you say that life is back to normal by the end of this week? We guess so, and hopefully there won’t be any more hacking stories surrounding Sony in the immediate future.