PlayStation Still on Pause

Sony delays restart...again

PlayStation users might soon start considering a new gaming console. Sony announced that it is unlikely to meet its deadline for restoring the PlayStation Network.

The delay comes as the company continues security and internal safety checks in order to prevent another catastrophic hack job. A May 1 announcement from executives said parts of the service would be up and running by this weekend, but now PlayStation has declined to post a new deadline.

The ongoing service outages and security questions have been plaguing millions of gamers since April 20, when hackers compromised a trove of personal customer data. Since the incident, Sony has been slow to communicate with users, providing spartan, vague and often delayed information.