Sunday, May 15, 2011
PSN coming back online
It's alive! Or it will soon be at least. Sony announced that the PSN is being restored now, but as it will take some time all countries won't have it online at the same time. From the link: "The process has begun and some countries are being turned on now, so please be patient as we reach you." For example I heard some very unofficial rumors that Finland will be online later this evening. Playstation Store won't come back yet, but buddy lists, online multiplayer and Playstation Home should work when the PSN starts working.
You can already download the new firmware version (3.61) for you PS3 which will force you to change your PSN password when the PSN comes back online. This password can only be changed on your own PS3, or on the PS3 which you made your PSN account. If you haven't downloaded anything from the PSN with your account you can change your password via e-mail that Sony will send you.
I'm sure many of you are thinking about the compensations Sony promised. On the video where Kazuo Hirai announces the PSN relaunch he also says that some sort of "welcome back package" will be formally announced in the coming days.
I'll update this post if I find something new and relevant information.