During the PlayStation Network press conference held in Japan earlier this morning, Kaz Hirai confirmed which PSN services will go live this week. The following will be back online by Friday May 6th.
- Play of online titles and titles that require PlayStation Network login
- Playback on PS3, PSP and MediaGo of rental video content that has already been downloaded
- Access to rental content that has been downloaded for Video on Demand Powered by Qriocity (time limits apply)
- PlayStation Home
PlayStation Network users will all receive one free month of PSN+, while current members will be given a one month extension free of charge. Meanwhile users of Music Unlimited Powered by Qriocity will be given 30 free days of service. Sony will be updating the PlayStation 3 and PSP firmware in order to rollout these services to all members. It will require everyone to change their PSN password as that was leaked out during the security breach.
To ensure this never happens again Kaz said Sony is creating a new position at the company. The Chief Information Security Officer will report directly to him and will be responsible for all security of online networks Sony creates moving forward.
We’ll be updating you all on the exact day the PlayStation Network is back online as soon as we find out. Does this make you feel better about Sony now, or are you finished with PlayStation?