After the restoration of the online gaming components of the PlayStation Network, the users of Sony’s gaming consoles are now wondering as to when the PlayStation Store will come back online. According to a source, the development partners of Sony have been told by the company that the online marketplace which serves the titles and extras for PS3 and PSP will make a return on the 24th of May, that is, next Tuesday. The source adds that the return date was included in a memo which had been sent out to the above mentioned partners, some of whom have actively been complaining about the prolonged outage of the network which is proving to be financially painful. Evidently, the memo also included the schedule for the PlayStation Store updates which says that the store will now receive new content two times a week until the marketplace is up to date with the developments since the store went offline.
The first PS Store update will come out the same day that the store will relaunch, May 24. This will be followed by another update three days later. These will respectively add the content which was supposed to go live on April 26 and May 3. The second pair of updates is expected to be dished out on May 31 and June 3, which will add the content which was earlier scheduled to have gone live three weeks ago.
There is another reason for PlayStation users to rejoice after the return of PlayStation Store, which is that the 77 million PSN users whose personal information had been compromised by the PSN hack and who then suffered the inconvenience of the three week outage of the network will be able to download the games which Sony is offering as compensation free of charge.