The moment that PlayStation gamers have been waiting for has arrived: Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Network and Qriocity service restoration will start this week.
Sony announced that the services restored this week will include: on-line gameplay for PS3 and PSP games (including downloaded games and games that use an on-line connection check), Qriocity’s Music Unlimited service for PS3 and PSP users, access to account management and password reset features, capability to download un-expired motion picture rentals for PS3/PSP/Media Go, PlayStation Home, Friends List, and Chat.
The PlayStation Store, however, has only been scheduled for restoration sometime this month.
Sony then detailed several measures that it has taken to ensure that the PSN will be greater protected. Then, they announced a mandatory firmware upgrade that will force users to change passwords and they will only be able to change their password via one of two methods: on the PS3 the account was activated on or via validated email confirmation.
Sony assured users that they are working with law enforcement to find those responsible for the illegal intrusion on the PlayStation Network, which has left the personal information of the over 75 million PlayStation Network account holders at risk.
The “goodwill gesture” that was previously mentioned has become a reality in the form of the “Welcome Back” program, which covers both PlayStation Network users and Qriocity users, with the following benefits:
Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon.All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.
Sony also stated that “additional Welcome Back entertainment and service offerings will also be made available in the coming weeks.”
If there are any updates, we will keep you posted.
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