Sony: PSN fully restored by weekend

Written by Joe Martin

May 31, 2011 // 11:14 a.m.

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Sony has confirmed that it plans to restore the PlayStation Network to full functionality this weekend for America, Europe, PAL territories and Asia.

The PlayStation Network and some associated services were taken offline by Sony following hacking attacks which compromised player data and jepordised system security.

Some PSN services were resumed previously, but Sony will re-enable remaining functionality over the weekend, including the PlayStation Store and the ability to redeem vouchers and game codes. Media Go functionality will also be restored, as will in-game purchases.

Some areas won't see these services resume so soon, however. These include Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. Sony has refused to clarify whether it will turn everything back on on Saturday or Sunday.

Sony will offer all PlayStation Network and Qriocity members welcome back gifts that include two free PS3 games from a list, as well as free time using the PlayStation Plus system.

The PlayStation Network was taken offline on April 20th, meaning it will have offline for approximately 43 days.

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