The bad news just keeps rolling in for PS3 owners. Finding out that PSN may not return until the end of the month was bad enough but now Sony has denied that such a deadline is in place.
Yesterday Bloomberg spoke to Sony spokesman Shigenori Yoshida who "apparently" gave assurance that the service will return by May 31st (a promise that Kaz Harai also made several days ago) but just 24 hours later, Patrick Seybold from the Official Playstation Blog suggested that no such comment was made.
According to Bloomberg, Sony spokesman Shigenori Yoshida said Sony is uncertain when it can resume services. The story should have stopped there but then it went on to say that Sony is adopting better security “and its plan to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged.” That’s where the confusion comes in.
In an attempt to clear up this matter, Seybold posting the following statement on the blog;
I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process.
Yes folks, this is the third time Sony has said restoration is just days away so I'm sure you'll forgive my scepticism. No timeline means that PSN could theoretically return sometime after May 31st and honestly I expect nothing less. Lets just hope Sony proves me wrong.