The ongoing global outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network, now at 5 days, may be in danger of continuing even further – in its latest update Sony refused to provide any information on what is going on or when it will be fixed.
Despite predicting “it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running” on the 21st, since then Sony has stopped providing a timeframe and in its latest missive only offers a lame acknowledgement of the disaster:
I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.
As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.
Rumours now suggest Sony may be nearing a point where it can restore service, although there is next to no official information from Sony itself about any progress.
In fact, all Sony has revealed is that an “external intrusion” prompted them to turn off the entire PSN service, rather suggesting they may be downplaying the severity of the trouble.
Microsoft for its part has graciously called the outage “regretful” whilst crowing that it expects to see “an increase of traffic.”