The PSN has been down for nearly an entire month and a lot of gamers, including me, are getting bored with playing through their back catalogue of single-player games. According to rumors, the PSN may start restoring some of its functionality soon.
A few members of the NeoGAF forum, who claim to work with video game developers, have posted that some PSN services were back up. User BY2K claimed,
PSN was working at my work today, we could play co-op. (Not saying what game, I can’t anyway.) Everybody was clueless but, somehow it was working.
Another member went on,
Okay, so this was mentioned in the old thread by a QA tester and since then I have had other developers confirm to me that this is the case. The internal PSN developer network is online again, at least it seems for some, although things are still a bit shaky at the moment such as lack of new account sign up. Looks like the full network, at least the online play/account part of it, will be back soon.
One of the NeoGAF moderators, Kagari, has reported that several developers have posted on the forums that the PSN was up and working for them. In addition to the postings on NeoGAF, the official PlayStationNL Twitter account has confirmed that select groups are testing the PSN. Gamers Mint translated the following tweet:
@snickel86 at this moment a select group is testing the network . Territories= Japan (Asia), Europe & America.
Sony has not made any further comments about the state of PSN, but if they are testing reintroducing the PSN with developers, then restored functionality for regular users shouldn’t be far behind.