Sony Posts PSN Restoration Timeline Update; Timeline Not Included
Sony is no stranger to kind of being hilarious about their recent foibles. Yesterday, they sneakily announced the PSN outage will continue for longer than they thought by pretending the plan all along was to restore PlayStation Network by May 31. Today they’ve followed up on that hallowed history of transparency with an update, sort of, on the situation. Patrick Seybold, Sony’s Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media, last seen assuring us that our credit card data was encrypted is back with a post to the PSN blog that is as devoid of actual information as it is apologetic:
I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process.
Oh Sony. Some days I think you’re purposefully trolling me. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on the total lack of new information.
More seriously, I don’t envy Mr. Seybold. Unlike the majority of people speaking for Sony, he has been generally forthcoming and seemingly-concerned and it’s beginning to look like he’s fully aware of just how much BS is being shoveled out by his employers. It doesn’t make this post any less funny, but one has got to respect the workhorse-like diligence with which he is coping with it.