As such, we'd love it if  Sony got the PlayStation Store back online and drew a big red line under this whole mess so we can get back to writing about the things we enjoy the most: the games.

With the PlayStation Network partially restored, the PlayStation Store remains the missing cog in Sony's restoration process. But according to reports popping up all over the web this afternoon, Sony's digital distribution platform could be back as soon as next week.

A memo picked up by Gamasutra contains a schedule of expected PlayStation Store updates, hinting at a return to service on May 24th. According to the document, Sony intends to update the Store twice a week for a fortnight in order to catch up with missed content releases.

“We thank you for your patience as we work to resume service of the PlayStation Store,” content manager Jack Osorno wrote in the internal memo.

“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.”

As previously mentioned, the first update is scheduled to take place on May 24th (next Tuesday), with an additional update planned for May 27th (a week on Friday). More updates are planned for May 31st and June 3rd, which should get Sony back up to date.

The memo does not indicate any plans Sony might have to placate frustrated developers, but we assume the platform holder will have something planning. It's unlikely we'll ever learn of the specifics however.

We hope the platform holder hits the listed dates, for our sanity if nothing else. We seriously cannot be doing with another fortnight of writing about data security, rumours and irritated developers. Just get it back online and let's get back to business, please. For all our sakes.