News has filtered through overnight that Sony’s PlayStation Secure Network is indeed back online in some parts of America and Europe. From an outage that first started back on April 20th until now, gamers have felt disappointed, frustrated and even happy to get rid of their PS3 consoles. So what do we know about the service being resumed in, as we say certain countries?
As PCMag reported, the PSN network will require a firmware update on all gaming consoles, with gamers having to change their current passwords. For the lucky few of you that have got your service back, you may want to take up the “debix” identity theft protection scheme currently running which will be free.
In a statement from Sony‘s Senior Director of corporate communications and social media “Patrick Seybold” he said, “Thank you for your patience and encouragement over the last few weeks.” Following on from this he stated, “A phased restoration by region of some of the services has taken place.” Once the service resumes in certain areas, users will then be able to update the firmware onto their gaming consoles, change passwords and start to resume play on the network.”
Although the service may take a little while to be restored, Sony have assured gamers that the process has begun and that they need to sit tight. Resuming the service is taking a little time but its started!
Check out the video below where you can see the main man CEO Kaz Hirai in a video outlining the PSN outage and its restoration, as well as a big apology to gamers. He said, “I wish we could have restored the network services faster, but these attacks were serious and sophisticated, and it simply took time to install and test the new security measures across our entire system.”
Tell us whether your service has now come back on?