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Sony: PlayStation Store Not Coming Back Today, or Even Tomorrow

May 24, 2011 Written by Zak Islam

There were recent reports of an email Sony had sent to the PlayStation Network’s developers which indicated that the PlayStation Store would be making a return today. However, Sony has delivered an official statement on the rumors and crushed any hopes of the PlayStation Store going live today…. or even tomorrow.

Sony just released the following statement on their official European PS Blog. James Gallagher, SCEE’s Blog Manager stated that the PlayStation Network will undergo maintenance later on today, but also added a blow to those who were expecting the PlayStation Store to go back online today.

PlayStation Network will undergo routine maintenance today, between 16:00 BST and 00:00 BST. If you wish to play online during the maintenance, please ensure you sign in to PSN before 16:00.

Gallagher then explained the PlayStation Store’s return situation:

The latest information I have on PlayStation Store is that we are aiming to have it live by the end of May. Contrary to popular rumours, it will not be reopening tomorrow but we will let you know here as soon as the date is confirmed.

Additionally, they continued:

We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance.

Gamasutra reportedly had an email they obtained which detailed Sony’s message to developers on the PlayStation Store’s return – it had said the service was aiming to resume today. The official date for the return is still set for “before the end of May”.