Despite a cheerful announcement last Saturday from Sony exec Kazuo Hirai that the PlayStation Network was back online, the network had another hiccup when reports found that its password resetting process had a security loophole. Sony has since resolved the issue, but has yet to confirm when the PlayStation Store will be back online. An intercepted memo that Sony sent to game developers and publishing partners now reveals that the PlayStation Store should return by next Tuesday, May 24th.
Gamasutra had gotten a hold of the memo and reveals that it was given to game developers and publishers to provide them with a tentative timeline of when their games, expansions, and other releases will be made available to gamers. The memo also revealed that Sony is planning two game content pushes a week for the next two weeks to make up for the backlog.
“We thank you for your patience as we work to resume service of the PlayStation Store,” wrote PSN content manager Jack Osorno to developer partners.
Content that was originally scheduled to release on April 26 will be pushed out first when the PlayStation Store reopens. Another round of games will be pushed out three days later. Additional game pushes can be expected on May 31 and June 3. Thereafter, the schedule should return to normal with one release per week.
The relaunch of the PlayStation Store should mark the complete restore of the PlayStation Network. For details on Sony’s “make good” offer, make sure to check here.