Sony has completed restoring the Sony PlayStation Network ahead of schedule. The restoration includes Qriocity music service and PlayStation's online store. The PSN store will be back and shelved with a full lineup of new games and trials, along with discounted items.
The good news came today after a posting on PlayStation's blog announced that PSN is back online. Here is what the blog posted,
The PlayStation Store is back online and thank you everyone for your patience. You will notice a huge lineup of new downloadable games, demos, add-on content, themes, avatars and videos. Also, PlayStation Plus has been updated with new full game trials, free games and DLC, free avatars and even more discounts.
You may have noticed that the content promised as part of the Welcome Back offer is not yet live. It is currently in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon; we'll be sure to let you know when.
The next PlayStation Store and PlayStation Plus update will be this Friday, June 3, and then we will roll right into some special publishes starting next week for E3 (so be sure to check back daily!), wrote Grace Chen, director of PlayStation Store.
Players are thrilled but are still waiting patiently for Sony's promised Welcome Back package, which is not yet available. The package is said to include a free trial for the PlayStation Plus subscription and free movie rentals for an entire weekend. Customers will also get to select free games for the PSP and PS3 platforms. No official announcement has been given about the release date for the Welcome Back package.