Funny how things change. One day we can’t sign into the PSN, the next it says ‘maintenance’ and then a few days later we learn all our details have been leaked.
As annoyance over not having the ability to play online shifts towards concern over our credit cards and IDs and then onto how we’ll actually get back onto the PSN if our passwords have been compromised – well, that’s still unknown.
We’ve heard that new SDKs have gone out to developers and a new firmware will be required when the PlayStation Network does resurface, presumably to remove the ability to reset your password via the secret question, which was also leaked, according to Sony.
Thankfully, it looks like none of our PSN details have actually been altered. Our download history, friends list and settings will be exactly the same, and any trophies earned offline will sync as normal once we’re all back on.
In addition, PlayStation Plus cloud saves will be retrievable.
Now comes the tricky bit – convincing the fanbase to reconnect and get back onto the PSN once it’s ready. DC Universe Online gamers will be subject to a “make good” plan and everyone else can rest assured that Sony are “evaluating ways to show appreciation” for our “extraordinary patience.”
We’ll just have to see what those “ways” are when they’re announced.
There’s still no confirmed date for the PSN being reconnected.