PSN Web Sign-In Under Maintenance, Store Not Until June?

Couple of PSN related snippets for your Friday night: web-based PSN sign-in (and up) is currently down, and it looks pretty likely that the Store won’t be ready until June now.

Sony know about the PSN authentication issues (they announced some downtime earlier today) so hopefully they’ll be fixed soon for anyone that feels the need to do their PSNing from a browser – you’ll just get a maintenance message if you try.

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“We’re aware that PSN Web Authentication and Account Registration are currently unavailable,” said Sony Community guy MusterBuster.  “We’re working to resolve the issue.”

PS3-based sign-ins (and PSP) are unaffected, so you can still play online as before on your console.

The other news?  Atari have tweeted that they don’t think the Store will be ready for Tuesday.  “This just in…,” says the message. “Looks like Playstation Network is not gonna be ready for Daggerdale release on 5/31. Stay tuned for more details today.”

They’ve tweeted since, but not about the Store.


Update: Atari has commented further: “Our recent tweet was not intended to speak to Sony’s service coming back online or being delayed, but to inform our fans that we expect Daggerdale to be placed in PSN’s publishing queue behind other titles that were meant to launch during the service outage and that it might not hit the May 31 date.”

Thanks, Erroneus.

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24 Comments

  1. I just wanna play under siege…

    getting boring waiting now, at least put it up for free content? Let us play our free games, get bored and then by that time the paid content will be back up for us

    • Yeah i no what you mean. Looking at my XMB every day and seeing the store in the game section and you see Under Siege and click on it but nothing happens :(

  2. Atari has actually commented further:

    “Our recent tweet was not intended to speak to Sony’s service coming back online or being delayed, but to inform our fans that we expect Daggerdale to be placed in PSN’s publishing queue behind other titles that were meant to launch during the service outage and that it might not hit the May 31 date.”

  3. I’m guessing there is immense pressure from developers to get the store up and running, so it’s not going to be too much longer now.

    • There is also immense pressure for it to work, the first time. If it fails when it launches it’s going to be a PR disaster for Sony. Launching two days later looks better than launching, failing and then relaunching successfully after two days.

      I also imagine that when they launch the “welcom back” pachage there will be a lot of people at the same time downloading their two welcome back games. That’s probably more traffic than they’ve ever had and they need to be prepared for that.

  4. They announced tonight’s maintenance in advance earlier today. Just saying before people start becoming paranoid and blaming hackers.

    • Sensible.

    • Good call, those people are already twitching curtains, this news could have prompted them to venture outside :O(

  5. I want to play Outland dammit!

  6. Surely this doesn’t mean the store won’t be up and running by the end of the month, it merely means that their game won’t be going live on the store until a week or so after its up and running? Too much reading between the lines methinks

    • No, it’s just reading the fine text. A whole month in the waiting is destroying the commerce market for PlayStation. Imagine how much revenue is being lost to other companies.

  7. Hope it will be up on Tuesday/Wednesday so i can get my 14 free games.

  8. I’m thinking it wont run very smooth when it comes back with everybody trying to download free games and such at the same time, so I plan on waiting a few more days when it does come back.

  9. Oh thats unfortunate.
    fortunately this is one update closer to the return of the store.

    Oh and theres a freaking NGP ad.

  10. After all this shame, Sony now will be offering a identity theft protection service for US residents’ accounts only, and that will be free for a period of 12 months. After that they will charge. Sony is dying for me.

    • Source?

    • First of all, it’s not Sony charging you, it’s Debix, the service provider. Sony isn’t into identify theft programs. Second, OF COURSE they will charge after this “extended trial period.” You wouldn’t really expect protection for life would you?

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