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PlayStation network still unavailable

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Sony is still hard at work on restoring the PlayStation network, which is had hoped to have completed by now, but the process is being slowed down by additional security testing.

Patrick Seybold, senior director: corporate communications & social media at Sony, says the company has begun the process of restoring the service through internal testing of the new system.
“We’re still working to confirm the security of the network infrastructure, as well as working with a variety of outside entities to confirm with them of the security of the system,” he says. “Verifying the system security is vital for the process of restoration. Additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online.”
Sony initially thought the system would be back up by now, but Seybold says it is taking the opportunity to conduct further testing of the complex system.
“We know many of you are wanting to play games online, chat with your friends and enjoy all of the services PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have to offer, and trust me when I say we’re doing everything we can to make it happen. We will update you with more information as soon as we have it. We apologise for the delay and inconvenience of this network outage.”