PSN Services to be Restored Starting This Week

PSN will be turned back on this week, though not in full force.  But for those looking to hop on Socom this week, don’t worry, you should be back to killing your friends by tomorrow.

Here is a list of the functionality that will be returning to PSN this week.

-Restoration of Online game-play across the PlayStation®3 (PS3) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems
-This includes titles requiring online verification and downloaded games
-Access to Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity for PS3/PSP for existing subscribers
-Access to account management and password reset
-Access to download un-expired Movie Rentals on PS3, PSP and MediaGo
-Friends List
-Chat Functionality

The list doesn’t indicate whether or not the PlayStation Store will be available with this update, so while online gaming is probably the top-requested feature on the “bring back” wish list, fans eagerly awaiting some of the upcoming PSN titles may need to wait a bit longer for their chance to pick them up.

Sony will be opening up the PSN with the “Welcome Back” Program.

Central components of the “Welcome Back” program will include:

-Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download.  Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon.

-All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.

-Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.

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