The PlayStation Network has returned but the Store remains down.

However, Sony promised to have all PSN services up and running before the end of the month, and the latest report is that the Store will resurrect next week.

According to a memo sent to developer and publishing partners, Sony says Store activity will resume on May 24 . Furthermore, Sony restated their intention to produce two content releases per week until they're caught up; after all, they did miss three weeks worth of updating. The first round of content, set for the 24th, will include content that was originally scheduled to hit the Store on April 26, and then they'll push out more content – initially set for May 3 – on the 27th. They'll keep up the process until all the stuff they missed is on the Store and available for download, so yeah, better late than never, we suppose. Date adjustments may be required for certain developers but for now, such changes will take place on a "case by case basis."

It'll be nice to have the Store back. We've got a few PSN reviews that need to get done.

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frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

its weird because even though i can play online with friends, outside of needing to buy dlc the store doesnt need to be there to enjoy what we already have. obviously to move forward we need it back so i will be happy when it is up again. i miss being able to just go in the store and browse around, see what is there. it will be great to be flooded with content though.

wiiplay
wiiplay
9 years ago

Everyone wants the PlayStation Store to be back online so they can claim their free PlayStation games as part of the 'Welcome Back' promotion.

That's one reason I'll be signing on the instant the Store is back online, even if the Store is loading slowly due to the heavy traffic, I'll wait a few hours to download Infamous. (Was never lucky enough to play it before, so this is likely my last chance)

iPwn_3G
iPwn_3G
9 years ago

No one is going to get their free stuff.

This was a clever move on Sony's part because the world is ending on the 21st(Jerusalem time). So when the PS store comes back online the world will already be gone. So dont get your hopes up chaps. 😉

wiiplay
wiiplay
9 years ago

@iPwn_3G
Okay, so if I don't die tomorrow, does that mean I'm immortal?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Excellent. I been missing my weekly PSN Store check.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Cool beans, I'll be glad to see it up.

robinhood2010
robinhood2010
9 years ago

Good stuff!

Looking forward to the 'Welcome Back' package.

As well as that, I can finally start Dragon Age II. I didn't want to start without my Signature Edition DLC.

PSTan
PSTan
9 years ago

In Sony We Trust

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

I will consider it a Birthday present. I already have most of the games on the Welcome Back list but I am looking forward to putting all this madness behind us. The Store will most likely see the heaviest traffic ever on that day so I expect a few hiccups and some more "OMG Sony is fail" comments and articles but were are making progress. I will ignore the ignorance.

big6
big6
9 years ago

I'm hoping when the PS Store is up on the 24th, that "D&D: Daggerdale" will be available.

It's slated for May 24th, but in light of the PS Store delays, I wonder if that date will still stick?

RobiinzZ
RobiinzZ
9 years ago

Perfect timing, thats when i get my ps3 slim 😀

Bring on Infamous baby 😀

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

oh my god u have a lot of games to play.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Awesome news, I miss my weekly demo's and the big psn fiasco happened only a few weeks after I managed to get my plus going.

Will be nice to see what is available, I miss the store more than online gaming, but then again, I rarely play online so that might have something to do with it.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

With the world scheduled to end this Saturday May 21st, how am I going to get my free games, Sony?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

LOL! Don't forget the Mayan calendar has the end in 2012, so even if May 22nd happens, we haven't really got much more than 7 months according to the Mayans.

::Blinks::

Of course Stephen Hawking thinks that Heaven and related concepts are the stuff of fairy tales, so perhaps it's all just superstitious paranoia pandering to charismatic individuals….

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

yes, but can Hawking catch a ball? I wouldn't trust him as far as he could throw me.

lol

okok, so I'm not actually trying to make any point. Just wanted to make a Hawking joke. My cousin-in-law has his masters in theoretical physics and is near PH.D. status now too. His supervisor recently won a Nobel Prize aware, of who's work he was a part of!

Needless to say, he's studied much of what hawking has found, yet he would say there's no proof one way or the other. All we know for sure, is that there is a dimension beyond that of time and space that may affect the lower dimensions in minor or major ways. Trick is… how do you study beyond time and space if we are bound by it's rules?

It's fun to talk about!

Jdogtoocool
Jdogtoocool
9 years ago

Ha very funny

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I was a fan of the trust him as far as he could throw me comment. Truth be told, it was a youth at our centre reading over my shoulder. The credit isn't mine.

But it was hilarious.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

@ Underdog – Turns out, right, that beyond our own dimension exists a synthetic race that likes to enter this one every once in a while and harvest organic life at it's evolutionary prime ;].

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

I know. Their leader is bob. Nice chap, but your eyes have a hard time focusing on him. He harvested my… uh…. dna. They're going to make a superior race with it in another universe divided apart from ours by Bob's.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Hmmm….

Douchebaguette, you sound like you're referring to Udo, the Gnosis incursion and the eternal refresh cycle.

😀

TheCanadianGuy
TheCanadianGuy
9 years ago

beautiful just beautiful.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Nice, I can't wait, that will essentially complete the reinstatement of PSN. Now, perhaps the folks in Japan can talk to the third parties Sony engaged to help with the re-design/re-implementation and testing – and get PSN back in action everywhere?

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Honestly all I've wanted from the PS store is the PSX Classics FFVIII, FFIX, and Grandia to play on my PSP. Never played them. :_(


Last edited by Claire C on 5/19/2011 1:31:39 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

You'll love FFVIII, It's by far my favorite of those classic FFs.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Yah, I can't wait! I really like FFVII, which I finished not too long ago on PSP. VIII from what I've read here and there seems to be hated on by some.

I still wanna play it though. People's opinions always seem to differ. Thanks for yours! =D


Last edited by Claire C on 5/19/2011 2:00:31 PM

Jdogtoocool
Jdogtoocool
9 years ago

That's what I was about to download but instead I downloaded RE2 and 3, 3 was on sale

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

@Claire,

Well, I can't play past a certain point in FFVII, so it remains one of those games that had the potential to be a favorite, but for me personally is spoiled by one specific element. In explanation, I will simply say Aeris.

FFVIII lacks that obstacle, and well…I kinda sorta fell for Rinoa…

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

@TheHighlander

Yah! I teared up a little. I think it helps as motivation for the others' actions later in the game though. I do hope you finish it sometime.

PS: You like the Highlander movies or what? =D

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Loved the first one, the second one was….hmmm… The third was an attempt to save it, but missed the mark. The TV series did a better job than either the second or third movie did.

As it happens, I am half Scottish in any case, and…really a 'highlander' as such.

I understand about the motivation bit in FFVII, I think it backfired for me the first time I played and that set the pattern for the other times I've tried. I still enjoy the game until that point though.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
9 years ago

Kinda want to get the Crysis 2 DLC. Also want my copy of inFamous and Super Stardust HD!!! Hells Yeah!!!

Helghast
Helghast
9 years ago

Im just exited to be able to redeem my L.A Noire codes!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Oh yah! That too.

Get an extra case and suit. =)

Sakaxxxx
Sakaxxxx
9 years ago

Nice cant wait to get LBP and infamous 😀

faraga
faraga
9 years ago

Too bad the world will have ended before that date hits us…

I'm guessing the WorldEndsWithMe knew it all along.

faraga
faraga
9 years ago

Just a joke people…

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Great news, I have so many codes that I need to redeem!!


Last edited by Danny007 on 5/19/2011 3:16:39 PM

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
9 years ago

Awesome. Now I can redeem some DLC codes I have and also buy some DLC I need to get to complete some trophy lists.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

great news. i want to put all this nastiness behind us. i hope sony is watching psn like a hawk.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Well I'm glad they said something because every night when I get home from work I check PSN with Jar Jar Bink's voice running through my mind reciting "is it up yet? Is it up yet? Is up yet?"



Me'sa so sad it's not up yet

Yeah that's right, I'm mimicking jar jar binks. deal with it


Last edited by Temjin001 on 5/19/2011 5:07:26 PM

TFK Lamia
TFK Lamia
9 years ago

lmao may 24 the day the playstation store will crash due to overloaded servers as everyone tries to d/l their free games

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Haha, ya I agree. I can't imagine the DL rate's being very fast.

AshT
AshT
9 years ago

cant wait

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
9 years ago

I hope they've put some extra capacity into it as I'd expect it to be brought to it's knees when the PSN users all try to get on at the same time.

___________
___________
9 years ago

hopefully sony will be prepared for this, and not have to take it offline like they did PSN.
going to have allot of codes to redeem, dying to get my LA Noire stuff.

HigherSenses
HigherSenses
9 years ago

All i want is Infamous and Dead Nation, every Sony fan should already have LBP (ive got 1 & 2), infamous just never warranted a purchase, but now that its gonna be free……..

phade2blaq
phade2blaq
9 years ago

Will all missed content be updated !

VOICE
VOICE
9 years ago

well the world is still here……gimme gimme!!!!

startazz
startazz
9 years ago

@ iPwn_3G
It's now the 22nd here in the UK and we are still here mate so i guess your wrong about us getting our free games then 😉

Banky A
Banky A
9 years ago

Woohoo I'm excited 😉