Despite setting an internal target of 24th May the PlayStation Store will not be returning today after all. There is some maintenance currently taking place (which will be going on until 7pm ET), but apparently this is routine and has nothing to do with the stores re-launch. We shouldn’t have too long to wait though, as the new target is to have the store up and running by the end of May.
Supposedly the majority of people should still be able to access the PSN during the maintenance, with the only inaccessible side of things being account creation and management. However if you’re online now and want continued access through the day then European PlayStation Blog manager James Gallagher recommends you stay online, as there is a chance some users may have issues connecting.