Starting today they are allowing us to login to PSN and change our passwords, which is a mandatory security measure, and soon we will be able to play and buy games once again. Sony has a priority list and have even put together a video where Kaz Hirai himself explains exactly what this gradual restoration means and why it took them so long. PSN has been down for 3 weeks and has not only been hurting consumers but also effecting beta’s such as the Infamous 2 beta and stalling developers from working on their online components for PS3.
Sony has a long road ahead of them regaining the trust of the public and restoring the Playstation brand to it’s former glory. They seem to understand that and have all kinds of things planned such as two free PSN games from a list of five, two free PSP games from a list of four, and a years subscription to an identity theft protection service in countries that have it. The real question is, is this enough? Go ahead and say what you think in the comments.
Priority of Services Restored
- Sign-in for PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, including the resetting of passwords
- Restoration of online game-play across PS3 and PSP
- Playback rental video content, if within rental period, of PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
- Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, for current subscribers, on PS3 and PC
- Access to 3rd party services such as Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and MLB.tv
- ‘Friends’ category on PS3, including Friends List, Chat Functionality, Trophy Comparison, etc
- PlayStation Home
You can check out the video over at the Playstation Blog.
*It may already be up in your area. Check here to see if it’s available for you yet.