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Good News, Everyone! PlayStation Store Returns Next Week [UPDATED]

A letter sent to content providers for PSN landed in our lap. Read what it said.

You'll have access to the ol 'store soon enough.
You'll have access to the ol 'store soon enough.

UPDATE: Sony has responded to reports of the PlayStation Store returning next week.

"While of course we want to keep our partners in the loop with the latest developments for bringing back the PlayStation store," said senior director of corporate communications and social media Patrick Seybold, "we've not announced a specific date other than to say we expect to have the service fully restored by end of the month. Anything other than that is purely speculative."

My reporting is accurate, based on what content providers were told as of last night, but it's also definitely possible the dates could change.

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Even though PlayStation Network is back, issues remain. Namely, PlayStation Store remains offline. Didn't download your multiplayer access pass for Mortal Kombat before PSN went down? You're out of luck. Already blew through every case in L.A. Noire and looking for more? Sorry.

I have good news to report, though.

PlayStation Store returns next week, with multiple updates, just as promised. The information comes from a letter Sony is sending its content partners--and then passed onto me.

"We thank you for your patience as we work to resume service of the PlayStation Store," reads the letter. "In anticipation of the store's reactivation, we have a tentative publish schedule we would like to share with you as it affects content that had been originally scheduled for release [when PSN was down]."

Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment on this story.

The letter also details the schedule for continuous updates: May 24, May 27, May 31 and June 3. It's unclear whether the multiple updates will continue past June 3.

As of next week, PlayStation Store will have been down for a month. That's four weeks worth of scheduled content, promotions, and sales that never appeared. There's plenty for Sony to catch up on.

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