If you pre-ordered L.A. Noire for PS3 or just want to get on Mortal Kombat online but can’t because of the PSN outtage, you may want to consider changing your pre-order and defecting to the Xbox 360 – if only for a few more weeks.
In the past two weeks, Sony has been waffling more than John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential campaign in regards to the return of Sony’s PSN service. In a report to Bloomberg, Sony spokesperson Shigenori Yoshida stated that the network should go back online by May 31. Later, it was corrected to report Sony hoped to get back online before the end of the month with no exact date specified.
However, based on recent promises given and taken since the network downfall, most gamers are doubtful that the network will return anytime soon. Online by the end of may could just as easily turn to online by early June. While Nintendo totes the flag of Project Cafe at E3, Sony will be delivering a hefty apology before announcing more news on the NGP.
So while gamers can look forward to two free PSP and PS3 games, they still have no idea when they’ll come. As a side note, there’s still no word on what those games will be. So, if you’re expecting something “amazing” don’t hold your breath. Then again, Sony may just offer up Socom 4. The game barely had a chance to make a dent in retail sales when the PSN went down indefinitely do to hacker activity.
Sony has also promised 12 months of identity protection to North American and European users who were affected as well as 30-day free use of Playstation plus.
Needless to say, Xbox 360 fanboys are still gloating.