PlayStation Network resumes service after 43 day drought

Posted on June 2, 2011 by


Full access to PlayStation Network has now been restored just over six weeks after hackers broke into Sony systems.

The gaming service for PlayStation 3 owners allows users to play and purchase games over the Internet and was shut down by Sony following the theft of customer data back in April.

Director of the PlayStation Store, Grace Chen wrote on the PlayStation Blog: “Thank you everyone for your patience. You will notice a huge lineup of new downloadable games, demos, add-on content, themes, avatars and videos. Also, PlayStation Plus has been updated with new full game trials, free games and DLC, free avatars and even more discounts.”

Gamers will have to wait a few more hours for the welcome back package that was promised by Sony in May.

Ms Chen said: “You may have noticed that the content promised as part of the Welcome Back offer is not yet live. It is currently in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon; we’ll be sure to let you know when.”

PlayStation Network users will be able to select two PS3 games from the list below:

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Wipeout HD + Fury