Shigenori Yoshida, a spokesperson for Sony Japan has told Bloomberg today that PlayStation Network may not be fully operational again until 31st May. This is bad, The situation seems to gets worse and worse as the days go by. We expected some features to be online last weekend but because of the intrusion on Sony Online Entertainment, those plans were halted. If this actually happens, 41 days of Playstation Network offline? that's just too much.
Were at day 19 and not only does it affect all our online needs, it is now also affecting future releases. Splash Damage's Brink is to be released on May 10, and PS3 owners planning to get Brink will be stuck with the Single Player until PSN gets online.Playstation Network was shut down on April 20 and gamers are still hoping to give games like Portal 2, Mortal Kombat and SOCOM 4 a try online.
No update yet from their blog and its latest entry only mentions that they are currently taking this time to further secure their systems because of the huge hack in Sony Online Entertainment. Sony needs to bring more answers to the public. That 'welcome back' program they mention to compensate for the outage is starting to look a bit weaker if were looking at a few more weeks of no PSN.