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PSN Still Not Back; Still No ETA from Sony

Last Sunday, Sony sent out a press release detailing its plans for bringing the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services back online. The company said it planned to restore services in regional phases and that it expected to begin that process last week. Unfortunately, the company has missed its deadline, and no, it doesn’t have any updated timeframe for users.

However, the company does have some sort of explanation as to why it missed the mark:

"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,” said Patrick Seybold. "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."

Seybold, Sony’s senior director of corporate communications and social media, also assured users in no uncertain terms that Sony would not cut corners in getting PSN back online

"As you’ve heard us say, our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe. We won’t restore the services until we can test the system’s strength in these respects."

"We will update you with more information as soon as we have it,” he added later in his blog post. "We apologize for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage."