Gamers and third party publishers alike have been anxiously awaiting the return of the Playstation Store, which has stubbornly remained offline since last month's successful hacking attempt. There now appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as Gamasutra have reportedly gotten their hands on a leaked internal memo to Sony's distribution partners that puts an ETA on the server reboot.
According to the memo, the Playstation Store will be brought back online on May 24th, with the first store update adding marketplace content that was originally scheduled for April 26th.
We thank you for your patience as we work to resume service of the PlayStation Store.
If there are concerns, we are willing to consider adjusting the release date of your content on this schedule. Adjustments will be made on a case by case basis. - Sony Content Manager Jack Osorno
However, the memo doesn't detail whether Sony plans to compensate or reimburse the publishers and developers who rely on the store as a primary source of income - and who have incurred massive losses due to the server shutdown. Watch this space.