It seems like partial restoration of Sony Corporation (ADR) (Public, NYSE:SNE) PlayStation Network services will not be happening this week after all, after Sony had reassured PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable owners they would at least be able to engage in multiplayer.
According to Joystiq:
Sony’s Patrick Seybold passes along the bad news that service renewal has been delayed to an unspecified time. “When we held the press conference in Japan last week,” Seybold said, “based on what we knew, we expected to have the services online within a week. We were unaware of the extent of the attack on Sony Online Entertainment servers, and we are taking this opportunity to conduct further testing of the incredibly complex system.” He didn’t flat out say this week is out of the question, but that’s definitely the implication.
We’ll let you know when Sony is definitely bringing the game servers back online (and then probably crash due to the mass crush of PS3 gamers getting their multiplayer freak on all at once.)
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