Sony has posted another update on the PlayStation blog regarding when PSN is coming back online.
The company had previously promised core services were coming back this week, but as we (and many others) guessed yesterday, this isn’t going to happen.
Patrick Seybold, Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media, wrote: “When we held the press conference in Japan last week, 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.”
He stressed that confirming the security of the network was vital, and “additional comprehensive system checks” were still required.
The post ended with no firm ETA once again, just an apology and a note that Sony is doing everything it can. We’d imagine the network will definitely be up and running at some stage next week. Probably.
PSN has been down for almost three weeks, coming on for a month, now. That’s a lot of unhappy Mortal Kombat, Portal 2 and SOCOM PS3 players who haven’t been able to try their games online yet.