The long wait is over, mostly. Sony has finally begun the process of restoring PlayStation Network services, starting with online multiplayer functionality.
The service has been down since April 20, after a security breach resulted in some of users’ account information being compromised. Sony decided to rebuild the network completely in response, and all PSN and Qriocity services have been down since.
The service’s return comes with a PS3 system update, requiring all users to change account passwords. Sony promises that the PlayStation Store will return soon.
Check out the announcement video after the break, and a map chronicling service restoration at Sony’s blog.