a geological epoch six weeks of downtime, Sony finally re-opened the PlayStation Store.
According to the official PlayStation Blog, the Store is now back online for all users, and after massive downtime comes a truly massive update; a slew of new content – including PlayStation Plus benefits, downloadable PSP and PSOne games, DLC and add-ons, trailers, demos, videos, and much, much more – is available to all users. According to Sony, there will be even more updates coming this Friday (June 3), followed by special E3 content shortly after.
Of all the things included in this update, one thing is missing: the content for the Welcome Back/We’re Sorry/Please Don’t Sue Us package promised to all members of PSN affected by
last month’s last, last month’s extended downtime. According to Sony, this content is “currently in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon.” As always, information on the Welcome Back package will be released as it becomes available.
The PlayStation Store was shut down – along with the entirety of the PlayStation Network (PSN), as well as Sony’s music service Qriocity – way back in April when hackers gained access to the network and potentially obtained sensitive user data. PSN was finally turned back on in mid-May, but without Store services online.
For more information, including the mega-list of new PlayStation Store content, head on over to the official PlayStation blog.