We've said several times that various reports about the PlayStation Network outage cannot be trusted. Now, Sony is saying the same thing.
Several days ago, Bloomberg reported a date for the full restart PSN services: May 31. This caused the Internet to erupt in a series of false assumptions and yet another round of Sony hatred, but not only were the words "full restart" and "unchanged" ignored, but there was another problem. The information wasn't accurate. According to Sony Sr. Director of Corporate Communications, Patrick Seybold, there is no such date in place. As of now, there is no new information pointing towards a delay and the confusion came in the Bloomberg interpretation of Sony spokesman Shigenori Yoshida's words.
It seems he said the company's goal was to "restore the service in May," which prompted Bloomberg to put a May 31 date in their headline. Hence, it was widely thought to be a deadline, and some erroneously began to believe nothing – not even online play – would be up and running until the last day of the month. While it's true that it's taking a little longer than initially estimated, any articles proclaiming May 31 to be of any real relevance are incorrect. As Seybold said:
"I agree. Trying to clean it all up now."
Gotta love headline writing for the sake of attention.