Sections

Sony: The PS Store “will not be re-opening tomorrow”

Tuesday, 24th May 2011 10:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony is making steps towards relaunching the PlayStation Store, activating free PlayStation Plus subscriptions and upgrading PSP’s Firmware, but has confirmed the service will not restart in the next day.

The PSN Welcome Back pack

The PS Store will relaunch before May 31 after being taken offline in mid-April thanks to hacking. All users will get a package of free content as compensation for the downtime.

PS Plus subs will get an extra 60 days added to their accounts. Non-subs will get a free 30 days of Plus access.

All users will be able to choose two free PS3 games and two free PSP games.

PS3 choices: LittleBigPlanet, inFamous, Wipeout HD and Dead Nation. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty will be offered to Europeans, while Super Stardust HD will be an extra for the US.

PSP choices: LittleBigPlanet PSP, Pursuit Force, Killzone Liberation and ModNation Racers PSP.

It was previously reported that Sony intended to put the PS Store live again at some point later today, based on a leaked memo sent out last week to Sony publishing partners.

Sony, however, has confirmed that this is not the case.

“The latest information I have on PlayStation Store is that we are aiming to have it live by the end of May,” said SCEE’s James Gallagher, speaking on the EU PS Blog.

“Contrary to popular rumours, it will not be re-opening tomorrow but we will let you know here as soon as the date is confirmed.”

Sony’s released PSP Firmware 6.39 earlier today. You’ll be required to update your PSN password when upgrading, assuming you haven’t done to already.

PSN is to undergo maintenance from 4pm today until midnight tonight, so you’ll need to log into PSN before 4.00pm BST if you want to play online this evening.

The PS Store was taken down in mid-April with the rest of PSN after the service was hacked. While online play was restored on May 15, the Store has remained offline.

Forming part of its return, the Store will undergo “multiple” updates “per week” until it catches up with the weeks it’s missed during the downtime.

As previously detailed, PSN users will get a Welcome Back pack, including the now-activated 30-day PS Plus subscription – existing customers will get an additional 60 days to their accounts – and a choice of two PS3 and two PSP games.

PS3 users will be able to choose from LittleBigPlanet, inFamous, Wipeout HD and Dead Nation. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty will be offered to Europeans, while Super Stardust HD will be an extra for the US.

For PSP, choices will consist of LittleBigPlanet PSP, Pursuit Force, Killzone Liberation and ModNation Racers PSP.

German PS3 users will be offered Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings instead of inFamous and Dead Nation. The German PSP offering will include Everybody’s Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party instead of Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation.

Latest

13 Comments

  1. themadjock

    I do hope so, come on PSN, come to Papa

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Mike

    More Sony websites hacked, 8,500 Greek accounts hit
    (AFP) – 53 minutes ago

    TOKYO — Sony on Tuesday said its websites in three countries had been hacked, including in Greece where 8,500 user accounts had been compromised, adding it did not think credit card data had been stolen.

    Sony has said it plans to fully restore PlayStation Network and Qriocity services by the end of the month.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Added some more stuff in there. PSN’s going down for maintenance this afternoon, according to PlayStation Ireland.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ashwin

    “As previously detailed, UK and US users will get a Welcome Back pack.”

    Pretty sure more than two countries are eligible for the Welcome Back pack, Johnny.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Hell-Raiser-85

    “existing customers will get an additional 30 days to their accounts”

    Johnny its 60 days. From the EU PSN blog “Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription”

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve made all those edits.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    PSP’s Firmware has been upgraded.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. strikkebil

    getting wipeout HD and infamous i think. already played the games on offer except from wipeout HD. maybe good to play thrue infamous again in prep for the sequel

    #8 3 years ago
  9. BloodyJoe

    I need that Beyond Good and Evil for PS3!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. absolutezero

    The only game I don’t already own is Modnation Racers PSP. Which I have no interest in at all.

    Im glad the store is back now though, gives me an excuse to turn it on for the first time in months.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Patrick Garratt

    Updated. It’s not happening today.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. sg1974

    Can you add update to your posts not rewrite them, rewriting is 1. often dishonest (covers up writer was wrong) and 2. annoying especially when the comments dont match.

    Thsi article has been rewritten about five times.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. 2plus2equals5

    Damn.

    #13 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.