Published on May 15th, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
PlayStation Network Slowly Coming Back Online
The wait has turned from weeks, to days, down to only hours away. Kazuo Hirai, Representative Corporate Executive Officer and Executive Deputy President of Sony, announced yesterday that a firmware update (v3.61) and necessary password changes will be needed in order to rebuild your connection to the PlayStation Network.
This was issued via the PlayStation.Blog:
“We have been working on a new PS3 system software update that requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.
If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.
We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online. The release of this update is a critical step as we work to make PlayStation Network significantly more secure. Thank you for your continued support and patience.”
Although we are promised the restoration and looking forward to the cleanup of what has already been done, the rebuild for some might take a little longer than expected. Also, what will this mean for future protection?
There are plenty of games out there, as well as online matches, that have been in a stand still since the drop of the network. One thing is for sure, that Brink patch can’t come any sooner.