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[The Escapist] Sony Denies May 31 Deadline For PSN Return

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Despite earlier reports claiming the PlayStation Network would be up and running by May 31, Sony has publicly denied the existence of any such deadline.

Earlier today, a Bloomberg report quoted Sony spokesman Shigenori Yoshida as saying that though the company is "uncertain when it can resume ... services," the plan is to have the firm's flagship online service up and running no later than May 31.

Since that time Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold has asserted that there is no such deadline in place and that no new information exists on when the PSN will be able to resume service.
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The company is in the process of adopting an improved security system and its plan to restart the services fully by May 31 is unchanged, he said.
So one person from Sony says May 31st, and another person from Sony denies the May 31st deadline. Sony cannot even get their public relations in order let alone their servers rofl.
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If you read the Bloomberg article quoted in the article you posted corky it only says the the 31st deadline remains unchanged as said in their press conference, the Tokyo based spokesman did not say it was delayed until the end May at all and now this spokesman has confirmed its not delayed until then. If your gunna hate on something please get it right instead of reading bits and assuming the worst.

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No later than May 31st and up by May 31st sound exactly the same to me....
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No later than May 31st and up by May 31st sound exactly the same to me....
PSN, or portions of, could be back online tomorrow or the next day or next week or May 30th but will not extend beyond May 31st is what they're saying.
At least, that's what every other website is saying.
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I have a solution. There shouldnt be a PSN. The console shoulod cnnect tot he internet as a PC does, and as PS2 did. Private game servers maintained by the devlopers is the solution.

No PSN. No XBL. Just internet.
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I have a solution. There shouldnt be a PSN. The console shoulod cnnect tot he internet as a PC does, and as PS2 did. Private game servers maintained by the devlopers is the solution.

No PSN. No XBL. Just internet.
You forgot one thing: your average consumer is an idiot. Also devs won't spend money on their own servers.
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Originally Posted by WhiteCrane View Post
I have a solution. There shouldnt be a PSN. The console shoulod cnnect tot he internet as a PC does, and as PS2 did. Private game servers maintained by the devlopers is the solution.

No PSN. No XBL. Just internet.
Even on the PS2, there was a centralized connection through Sony made. It just wasn't titled or as encompassing/big as PSN.

Not all games on PSN (or XBL for that matter) work as you imply it.
Games like SOCOM, MAG, Warhawk, and such all use their own servers.
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
Even on the PS2, there was a centralized connection through Sony made. It just wasn't titled or as encompassing/big as PSN.

Not all games on PSN (or XBL for that matter) work as you imply it.
Games like SOCOM, MAG, Warhawk, and such all use their own servers.
MAG definitely has third-party servers, its a shame we can't bypass the PSN logon to use the game though.

I don't see why I want to play it, probably just because I can't haha.

Anyways, I get my keister handed to me in MAG by the over powar players, despite being a 3:1 KDR ratio at CS:S or Call of Duty 4 on PC.

Clunky Controls on Controllers for the loss.
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I like how this immediately turned into a console hating thread.

Anyways, I wonder if they are going to be attacked again as soon as they get their servers back up
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