Hey guys, do you think Sony will keep to their promise of bringing back the store by the end of this month? Or do you think they'll delay it further?
Edit: Just read this article - it makes some interesting points, but i'm still skeptical.
As usual nothing is really concrete when it comes to discussing the ETA of the PlayStation Store and this is because Sony fears that it might not be able to fill its promise to the consumer which could result in more hate if the date rolls around and still no PlayStation Store to be found. Remember when they said that the PlayStation Network should be up within a week and it wasn’t? How many people, articles and reports were made about this? Sony doesn’t want the same mistake to reoccur so it isn’t giving us an ETA on the PlayStation Store until it’s absolutely sure it’s fine to bring it back, but maybe if we all think about it, the PlayStation Store will be public again tomorrow and here’s some of the reasons why I think it will be.
Sony has notified everyone before a week in advance that there will be a maintenance taking place, yet there was one this week without us even being notified or even knowing what they were actually doing behind the scenes. PSN has been up and down during this week, maintenance or not, which actually seems quite fishy. Maybe the PStore is being tested every time PSN is down? Then again maybe not but when has Sony ever given us the heads up for a maintenance a week in advance?
The PStore is normally updated on Tuesday, so it would make sense if it returns during tomorrow’s maintenance and not only that but there was strong rumours a week before pinpointing that the store will be returning last Tuesday which further supports the speculation that it will be returning after tomorrows maintenance.
Another reason is it could be tied to the Welcome Back programme they have set up once the PStore is back. They said the games will be available to download for a whole month, so if you think logically why would Sony open the store on the 27th May when it can just open the PStore on the 31st May and tell everyone a month from now which would be June 1st, that’s when the Welcome Back programme will be expiring. It would make it less difficult for the public to memorise and it makes more sense rather than it expiring sometime like the for example, 28th June.
Final reason is because the developers waiting any longer, with each day the PStore is late more developers are becoming angrier. The reason is once the PStore is back up it will be flooded with new content and some content will without a doubt get overshadowed. We know Sony is planning to release games and other content more than once a week so with maybe more than 2 updates during a week, content is guaranteed to be overshadowed.
Which brings us back to tomorrow, as you can see many strong rumours and ideas which certainly make sense to why the PStore should return tomorrow, hopefully. Do you guys think it will be returning tomorrow?