Bloomberg is reporting that Sony has said that it does not plan to have its PlayStation Network back at full strength until at least May 31, 2011. The thing to keep in mind here is that they said fully restore, meaning certain components of PlayStation Network could be restored much earlier than that but they don’t anticipate it to be completely back online as it was before the security breach until at least 31 May. As far as restoring some services before then Sony also gave no insight into when that could be either. As we have previously reported, Sony has begun the process of internally testing its new security infrastructure but to do it well takes time. I have said on more than one occasion that at this point the damage has already been done for Sony and they have no reason to rush and bring the system back online until they are absolutely positive it is secure and won’t be susceptible to this kind of attack ever again.
So we continue to wait and while you do you can check out our “Top 5 Thing To Do While PlayStation Network Is Down“, though we never intended for this list to stay relevant for this long. So what do you think, is Sony right to keep it down this long to make sure its secure or are they screwing gamers and should put at least some components back online ASAP?