PSN News Roundup: PSN Being Tested By Select Users/PlayStation Japan Update Users

by on May 12, 2011

As PlayStation users and developers around the world become increasingly frustrated with the amount of time it is taking Sony to restore its PSN and Qriocity services, finally some positive news is beginning to emerge regarding the restoration of the service.

Today, PlayStation Japan has updated its customers via its blog, telling eager online gamers that the service is in the verification stages to ensure the new PSN is safe and secure for its users. Furthermore, it has emerged via the PlayStation.nl Twitter account that some users may be testing PSN, in anticipation of the service going back online for the masses. Spotted and translated by GamersMint, the Tweet states that a select group of users are testing the network in all major territories.

The update from PlayStation Japan, in addition to the Tweet are indications that PSN services are due to be resumed within days, hopefully well ahead of the May 31st date that Sony set earlier this week. Here is the update from Sony in full, as translated by Google Translate:

“PlayStation Network” and “Qriocity” and continued failure, I am sorry indeed.

As we told the other day with the latest information in regard to future service restart, will be conducted in stages on a regional basis to ensure the safety of our customers.

We are preparing to be able to resume service as soon as possible in Japan, and is now doing the verification stage for ensuring the safety and security, providing more advanced. Server to complete the relocation of more secure facilities, further strengthening the encryption, firewalls and expansion of new customers with peace of mind again “PlayStation Network” and “Qriocity” to stay in a We support the most. The monitoring and the introduction of warning systems facilitate early detection of cyber attacks, subjected to a system upgrade intended to eliminate vulnerabilities, established a system to ensure information management to protect important personal information of customers We.

For those of you committed to ensuring safety, but would take some time for some time now, humbly thank you for your understanding. For the latest information, this website will guide you at any time.

To everyone of our customers and partners, we deeply apologize for the inconvenience and inconvenience.

So, gamers are still in the dark with regard to a definitive statement from Sony, giving an exact date of when PSN services will be restored, but it would seem we now have some light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel. Here’s hoping PSN is back as soon as possible.

Sources: ShopToNews, GamersMint

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