The PlayStation Network has been down for several weeks now, and users are itching to get back online, but will it even be able to cope when it returns?
Let's hope not, it'd be a nightmare if it goes down again after coming back!
People won't instantly know of PSN resuming service. Hardcore gamers will be the first to know and try to log in. Everyone else will take a couple days later to find out, effectively spreading the sudden influx of users out over several days. @below: I assumed this article was only talking about users and not DDOS attacks. But even then, Sony already upgraded their servers to withstand Anonymous' DDOS attacks in the weeks prior to the PSN breach. Unless Anonymous turns out to be the hackers behind the PSN breach, I don't think they'll be able to do much whenever it comes back online.
Anon have got it in for Sony even more so now after denying the hack but Sony accusing them of being behind it. I definitely see more problems and even more firmware updates ahead!
@rockleex I think you're right. Hell, the only reason I'm logging into this site so often lately is to be warned as soon as it's back online!
@Blaine - Now they're saying t won't be fully online til May 31st :(.
@gaf: Nooooo, that would be horrible! To be perfectly honest, I've been away from my PS3 for a few months now (work related-travelling), so I haven't been affected by the PSN blackout (although I haven't been able to play ANY games since I'm physically without my PS3...). But I'll be home in a few days now, and not for long, and I never expected it to last long enough that I wouldn't get to play online when I got home. :(
@gaffy Sony said that? Or speculation?
Apparently Sony said that, it's on Gamasutra, let me find a link. Found: http://www.gamasutra.com/vi...
Everything will be alright! Don't worry at all. It will be better than good as new!
@ gaffyh Sony said they plan to restore full service by May 31 but they will have some services (like online gaming and account management) up first and then gradually roll out the other services. http://blog.us.playstation.... It seems the plan is the same but it has been pushed back a little, likely due to the discovery of the attack on SOE :(
@gaf They said right from the beginning that they hope to have EVERYTHING back up and running by May 31st. That means online gaming, PlayStation Store, and whatever else matters. They said that they're going to roll out the services starting with online play and ability to view and manage your friends list. So online gaming will return before May 31st but other services may take longer. They were supposed to have the online gaming part on before Sunday but that obviously didn't happen.
Yeah, just read that story on MCV, panic over I guess.
Should be fine but may back up like an old toilet if its launched on a weekend.
Yes...You do realize the millions of users use the service anyways. And when COD BO came out it had the biggest load of all and did fine. Not only that its not like every user in the world is going to jump online the second they say its back... Ill admit with all the stupid articles floating around, its about time someone spun the words this way though. Good job.
That was a smart enough comment to earn you a bubble.
It will probebly be choppy, but hopefully smooth out pretty quick, I just hope it just stays up when it finally gets up, and we can put this whole accident behind us.
choppy in what area? Cause the games servers are not run by Sony. E.G. EA Games turned some of their servers off for old PS3 games.
In choppy, i mean lag and on/off connections and stability with the connection to PSN in general. I hope it doesnt doh. And I hope the PSN store comes up relativly quick, the PSN+ update is gonna be huge :D All that stuff pouring out at the same time :D
You'd be a fool to think the second it's back online that everything is going to run smooth.
Was just thinking about this actually. Hope they prep for millions of people on at the same time. Cause yeah, CoD map packs alone just about kill PSN. Either way, let's hope sony really has a good E3 to make this all go away.
lol several weeks.
More importantly, will these sites/blogs cope without having the PSN to write about?
they will still write about how no one trusts sony any more and have bought 360s
They'll start another faux outrage or claim something is doomed, but they probably won't actually tell us anything about games (god forbid!). lol Edit: they will also title the article with a question to make it seem as if they are impartial;even though they've already made up their minds.
PSN being down is BS!! I should get some kind of refund cause I'm paying for PS Plus and have not been able to use it!! I'm hoping everything is back to normal soon, in the meantime gotta get back to Xbox Live..
Sorry to give you the bad news, but there wont be a refund and you lose 1 month of PSN+. sucks for you buddy, lol...
Please stop lying to people.
Well their giving everyone an extra month, so unless the service is still down after one month (possible as ps+ requires the store) they will only start the free month when the store is available, meaning more than likely we gain days on ps+, not loose them, stop lying and spreading crap.
I'm sure i read somewhere that you will get 30 days free psn+ plus and if you are already a subscriber you will also get the total amount of days psn is down back aswell.
it'll be fine. theyre rolling it out by region specifically so this doesnt happen. psn can handle a lot more than a few log ins, they deal with people constantly downloading movies and games
70 million? uhh most of us have more than 1 acct... and some just one.
lol @ 7 weeks ot, i think there may be conection issues as everyone tries to log on, they are best rebooting per reigon
why this article again ? The psn was doing fine with all the user it has usually . NOt everytone will be back at once. it's pretty bvious that some stress test are made for situation like these , sony serbers aren't 200$ servers you can find anywhere , they were pretty much designed to handle a lot of people
I never can fathom how people get so out of shape about the online concept. Its like you forget that there is a single player component. I play MMO's but if they go offline they just do. There isn't a single player aspect to that. I mean I get why people would be bent out of shape. Just don't understand why so much hate given that 1. PSN is free 2. You have a single player aspect to all your games 3. You know its going to come back up, just let them do their thing. Its really for the benefit of all. Because let's be honest, the same people complaining about it taking so long, will be the same complaining about Sony not doing a very good job, if the network goes down, gets hacked again etc. Patience, hell I want it back as well so I can watch netflix on my tv. But I mean give them time. Let them do it the right way.
I agree. I wonder what people were doing before online became such a big deal.
This is a legitimate concern of mine as the rush on the servers will be biblical. I just hope Sony is making he necessary adjustments to ensure it doesn't happen. They just have to assume that atleast 40million users are gonna be online that very day. Even if its a mid week relaunch it's not gonna matter that much as it has been out for awhile now. Just imagine the kind of traffic that the 1st weekend is gonna bring. Those server blades are gonna warp under load. lol!
I'd wager the smart thing to do would be to revive the servers around 12 or so PST. I can only state this for the U.S. That being said...revive around 12 a.m. pst, also make it during say Monday-Wednesday. I'd say that's the least active time as people have to get to work the next day...around thursday people start tapering off and you can forget about Fri-Sun, your just asking for trouble with that. With the above plan you'd pretty much cut down on the east coast bombarding it and give yourself a nice chunk of people to stress test it with all at the same time. The next day however as word spreads around people can start filtering in at a much more manageable rate. V/R
Maybe this might be one of the reasons sony have not relaunched psn yet. They may be installing more servers etc to cope with the sudden surge when it comes back online.
I love the enthusiasm of people on this site. 'PSN will probably break as soon as it goes on'. What optimism. It's along the same lines that gamers are always doing anyway. "This game will probably fail', 'It probably will never get off the ground", "It will probably sell only 50K". "It never will work", "Everyone is doomed" "This will never beat that". Worse gamer generation.... EVER.
Its funny how you end your comment with MORE negativity. Lol. But I agree.
He ended it with a fact.... this gen came out with the word fanboy. That alone says " not a true gamer ". Spoiled gen is spoiled.
Doesn't PSN sign you in automatically when you turn the system on? Sooo... I bet it will be fine
What difference does that make? I don't get it auto or manual you are still signed in. Ok imagine PSN came on now how many people you think will be turning on their PS3's thus being "Signed in automatically" within the next hour or 2? Do you really think its gonna make a difference in server load if you sign in manually?
Yeah that's what I'm saying. So I don't think the PSN will "be Pushed offline by users" The PSN is probably used to having millions of people connect to it at once.
i think coming on 10:00pm or may 10th just hope or may 31 but that to long plz hurry up sony people are going crazy
Sony have stated that the PlayStation Network is expected to return at some point next week. ----- again theyr saing that ohh next week everything is up ... they said it like a week aeg ... i bet in 2 weeks they will say it again that psn will be up next week. this is weak sony, very weak ...
that 70million number is a joke, I bet it won't even top out at 10million. get over yourselves, 70million people aren't waiting to get on PSN
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