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Report: PlayStation Network to Be ‘Fully’ Rebooted by May 31

On April 30, Sony announced via its blog that PlayStation Network service would be back within a week: Well, it’s May 9th, so so much for that. According to Bloomberg, Sony’s plan “to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged,” but a Sony exec said the company is “uncertain when it can resume the services.”

Meanwhile, a Wall Street Journal report, taken in conjunction with a new Playstation Blog posting, explains the unsurprising reason for the delay: More security testing, which is not a bad idea considering that Sony may already have opened itself up to waves of class-action lawsuits on account of the initial breach.

Sony:

Based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system. We know many of you are wanting to play games online, chat with your friends and enjoy all of the services PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer, and trust me when I say we’re doing everything we can to make it happen. We will update you with more information as soon as we have it. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage.

(Bloomberg via USA Today, WSJ. title pic via Penny Arcade.)

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