It’s Alive! PSN Slowly Finds It’s Legs
After four weeks of thumb twiddling, whistling, and countless paper airplanes; Playstation Network is back online… kind of. Sony is currently working to bring the network up to speed by rolling out features bit by bit. As of 5/14, PS3 owners were prompted to download mandatory firmware update v3.61. Today, PSN gamers will be able to play games online, however features like the PSN Store will be undergoing maintenance and accessible at a later date yet to be confirmed. At one point today, the service encountered a speed bump for roughly 30 minutes or so from a high volume of password changes – for good reason. Hopefully, the entirety of the service will be up for all PS3 owners to enjoy sooner rather than later.
Sony has released a video (shown below) that goes into further detail of forthcoming changes to services and when certain features will be available to users.