Network And Store Back Online, Resistance 2 Beta Available!
We're not aware of the specific reasons, but Sony was forced to take some of the PlayStation Network's functions offline for a little while. Many speculated it had something to do with the Resistance 2 beta - there were even a few rumors regarding PlayStation Home - but in the end, we really don't know why this unscheduled maintenance took place.
But the PlayStation Store is back, and there's more good news: as most of you have already figured out, the Resistance 2 beta test is now ready to go! If you have a code key, head on over to the Account Management tab on the XMB and go to "Redeem Code" so you can get into the action. However, fair warning: you'll need between one hour, thirty minutes and one hour, forty-five minutes (depending on your connection) to download the massive 2.2GB file necessary for the beta. Also, if you experience any major glitches or issues early on, feel free to let us know all about it; after all, this is a test; it's our responsibility to let Sony and Insomniac know where the problems lie. We have successfully downloaded the beta and we'll be jumping in to check things out within the next hour...we'll probably see some of you there. ;) Just remember, you better have something to do for a while during the download time. Watch the Red Sox lose, or something.
As for the maintenance, we'll try to figure out why it was necessary, but it's not really an issue, anymore. Your Store and online options should all work just fine now, so why worry about it?
Related Game(s): Resistance 2
10/16/2008 Ben Dutka