Sony Scrambling to Get PlayStation Network Back Online

Sony over the weekend ensured gamers that it's working frantically to rebuild its PlayStation Network and bring everything back online. PSN was taken offline last week when an "external intrustion" to Sony's system wreaked havoc with both PSN and Qriocity services.

"We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online," Sony said in a blog post. "Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security."

Sony continued by asking gamers for a little more patience as it works towards completing this project, and promised to report updates as they become available. As of today, Sony doesn't have anything new to report.

"I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online," Sony said today. "Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time. As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience."

It's been a rough month for online services. Sony's outage comes at around the same time as's cloud outage at its Northern Virginia data center, which affected several popular sites.