It does a good job summing up the known situation, what is still unknown, and how Sony is going to handle retaining customers. The first apparent step is restoring a portion of PSN and Qriocity functionality sometime this week with everything returning to normal by the end of the month. Here’s what’s coming back this week:
- Online gameplay for PS3s and PSPs
- Music Unlimited
- Account management
- Access to “un-expired” movie rentals
- PlayStation Home
- Friends list
- Chat functionality
The press release also goes on a bit to detail how they’ve beefed up their network security and plans to move data centers. Good ol’ Kaz Hirai also has a fair bit to say about the “criminal act” enacted upon Sony.
Also, in a probably futile attempt to regain customer trust, Sony will be throwing out some free content to all users as well as 30 days of free PlayStation Plus to all existing PSN members (and Music Unlimited for Qriocity users). What do you guys think? Is this enough to make you think Sony has learned its lesson on proper network security? Was this even ever an issue for you or did they lose you forever?
via PlayStation Blog.