With hints popping up after PlayStation 3 update 4.80 was released yesterday, Sony officially confirmed to Polygon that two-step verification is coming to the PlayStation Network:
In order to further safeguard our users and their accounts, we are preparing to offer a 2-step verification feature.
A release date for the two-step verification wasn’t given, with Sony just saying that “more details will be shared at a later date.”
It remains to be seen exactly how Sony will handle two-step verification for the PSN, but if it’s anything like Google, this is what you can expect:
- You’ll enter your password – Whenever you sign in to Google, you’ll enter your password as usual.
- You’ll be asked for something else – Then, a code will be sent to your phone via text, voice call, or our mobile app. Or, if you have a Security Key, you can insert it into your computer’s USB port.
This announcement of two-step verification comes five years after the PSN hack in April 2011.