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Sony spokesperson Shigenori Yoshida says his company is “uncertain” when it will be able to restore PSN and Qriocity services.

Indeed, the downtime may be even worse than expected. Sony isn’t planning to have all its online services back up and new security system in place until May 31.

It’s a far cry from Sony’s earlier claim that it would have some services back online by the first week of May.

Overall, it looks like this hacker debacle will last over a month (PSN was yanked down April 20), and cause serious harm to Sony’s brand image as it struggles to convince consumers they can trust the company with their personal information again.

Source: Bloomberg

PlayStation Network may not return until May 31