Sony Says Resolving PSN Issues May Take Longer Than Expected

PlayStation Network users will have to wait a tad longer before they can enjoy the benefits of Sony’s online gaming service again. A recent update on the PlayStation Blog notified readers that Sony employees were working to increase the security of the PSN: “We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our infrastructure.”

According to the blog post, more time is needed for everything to be up and running as usual: “Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security. We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available.”

It’s a shame that gamers can’t play their favorite titles online during this whole process. With the past week being full of many high-profile releases, it definitely seems like gamers are missing out on the full functionality of their PlayStation 3 games. If this prolonged (and frustrating) situation leads to an increase in security and better overall service from the PSN, though, it’ll be worth the wait.

Gamers are certain to anticipate the next Sony update, which will resolve the PSN issues. Let’s hope it comes sooner than later. I’m sure everyone wants to start getting their game on in SOCOM 4, Mortal Kombat, and Portal 2. And I still want to download The Fancy Pants Adventures!