It's taking longer than initially predicted for Sony to bring the PlayStation Network back online, but they say the planned "full restoration" date is unchanged.
We just never knew of an actual day: apparently, according to what Sony boss Shigenori Yoshida told Bloomberg , they're "uncertain" of when the services will resume. That being said, the plan to "restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged," a statement that has apparently been giving a lot of reporters problems. Most are posting the May 31 date as if it's some sort of new, heinous revelation, while one would've assumed that the word "unchanged" meant… Well, don't you know what it means? They always said the Store and other services wouldn't return until later this month.
At the same time, it is indeed true that we were supposed to have received partial service last week, and that didn't happen. In a new update at the PlayStation Blog , we learn that when Sony first made that prediction, they weren't aware of the extent of the damage.