When Bloomberg reported PlayStation Network might be down until May 31, Sony contacted outlets, assuring the end-of-May deadline was not correct. What Sony cannot provide to counter speculation, however, is an accurate date of when PSN will be back. As of this morning, nothing has changed.
"I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored," updated Sony senior director of corporate communications and social media Patrick Seybold on the PlayStation Blog.
"At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more day," he continued. "We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process."
A few more days would make PSN's outage a three-week affair. PSN was expected to come back online in some form late last week, but additional internal testing was reportedly needed, Sony explained on Friday. The company has avoided specific timetables for PSN's return, given the fluidity of finalizing security.
Patience is beginning to run thin, however, with third-parties like Capcom publicly criticizing Sony.
"As an executive responsible for running a business," said Capcom VP Christian Svensson, "the resulting outage obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget. These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans."