Sony came out with a press release just minutes ago detailing exactly what it is they’ve done and what they’re doing in the near future to get the Playstation Network online. I’ll give you a hint: It starts with an F and rhymes with “tree buff.” Details after the break.

  1. The PSN will be back up this week.
  2. Sony has installed numerous new security measures.
  3. All passwords must be reset and they can only be reset on the console where the account was registered or by the verified email associated with that account.
  4. Sony is giving out a ton of free stuff as part of their “Welcome Back” program, including:
  • 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.
All in all, I think this is a job well done. For a company that was ambushed by hackers and may have been underprepared for an attack of this scale, I think they handled things extremely well. What do you think?
What’s the first thing you’re going to do when the PSN is back up? I know I’m getting my download for Clash of Heroes HD and then working on some Portal 2 co-op.