This latest statement contradicts a comment made just the previous day by Sony CEO and Chairman Howard Stringer who said "." Sony had also teased eager PSN gamers dropping hints that the PSN service would soon be restored, stating it had begun "."
The delay may have something to do with fresh threats of a weekend network attack made earlier this week. Word of an impending attack came from CNET. According the report Sony faced another round of attacks this weekend in retaliation for what many consider its . Chief among the hacker's beef with Sony, it's assumed, is the company's financial information had been stolen by hackers until ten days after the breach.
User Outrage Over Chronic Delays
Friday's announcement is sure to rile gamers who have expressed a mix of emotions about the attack that range from anger to outrage.
Feedback from subscribers regarding the latest revelation is overwhelmingly negative and there's clearly a feeling of desperation. "," writes a user with the handle yazter, in a sarcastic response to the latest update. Elsewhere user cqc555 points out that, while Sony talks of its network being an "incredibly complex system", it clearly is "".