An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services. In order to conduct a thorough investigation and to verify the smooth and secure operation of our network services going forward, we turned off PlayStation Network & Qriocity services on the evening of Wednesday, April 20th.
Many were quick to blame the hacker group “Anonymous”, but they have since issued a statement denying responsibility.
Some gamers are already demanding compensation, although the PlayStation Network is largely free, it does tout several subscription elements. Gamer baderatw was quick to respond to people dismissing compensation “It’s not just PSN+ this affects. The outage also prevents me from using Netflix and Hulu Plus, both services I pay a monthly fee for. I think some sort of reimbursement should be considered”. Sony have not commented on any compensation.
So far there’s no time frame for when gamers can expect the service to be back to normal.
No doubt many PlayStation gamers are very irritated knowing they can’t play the likes of Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat online over the bank holiday weekend, while their friends with Xbox Live are enjoying racking up hundreds of online fatalities.