After a whole lot of drama, the PlayStation Network is almost back to normal.
Sony Corporation and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have announced that Sony Entertainment International (SNEI), "will fully restore all PlayStation Network services in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories and Asia, excluding Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea by the end of this week." Qriocity will return, and Sony reiterates that they "implemented considerable security enhancements to the network infrastructure." The first phase of this worldwide restoration began on May 15 and as of the end of next week, the full Network capabilities will include:
Said Kazuo Hirai, Executive Deputy President of Sony Corporation:
"We have been conducting additional testing and further security verification of our commerce functions in order to bring the PlayStation Network completely back online so that our fans can again enjoy the first class entertainment experience they have come to love. We appreciate the patience and support shown during this time."
The "Welcome Back" package will also greet returning customers; the details for various regions will continue to be released as time goes on.