Some elements of PSN will be back online far ahead of the May 31st date circulated this morning, a spokesperson for SCE UK has told MCV.
In his press conference on May 1st, boss Kaz Hirai already stated that PSN would receive a phased roll-out over the period of one month (ending May 31st), with the most sensitive services – notably those such as the PlayStation Store that contain customer details – coming last.
Hirai said at the time that in the first instance gamers can expect the likes of online multiplayer, music service Qriocity, account management, PlayStation Home, friends lists and chat.
The spokesperson told MCV that the comments made to Bloomberg this morning should be considered in this context. Admittedly, though, the company has missed its first targets for restoration, stoking the fitters of fear in some customers.
Sony was unable to provide MCV with an estimated PSn return date, or details of when the next official statement will be made.