Gamers expected the PlayStation Network to be back online by this weekend but Sony just announced that they would have to be a little more patient.
The company says that it has delayed the restoration of the network to conduct further testing and ensure that the PSN services will not be breached again in the future.
Sony spokesperson Patrick Seybold made a statement on the official PlayStation blog saying, “Our utmost priorities are the security of the network and ensuring your data is safe. We won’t restore the services until we can test the system’s strength in these respects.”
When will the PlayStation Network go back online? Seybold specified no date.
Thus, gamers will have to wait a little more before they can go back to online gameplay in their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portables. Likewise, they still won’t be able to access their account management menu, PlayStation Home as well as see their friends list and chat with them online.