"Kept you waiting, huh?"

Let's hope that this is the last article that we have to write on this matter: PlayStation Network is finally coming back online across the globe. While not everyone has access yet, we're now able to use our consoles fully – we even tried our luck by purchasing a couple of games from the PlayStation Store, and had zero issues with the transaction going through.

Writing on the North American PlayStation Blog, the platform holder stated that everything should be now good to go on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. It also confirmed that this was the result of a cyber attack. "As you probably know, PSN and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic," a spokesperson said.

The company concluded by thanking everyone for their patience during this difficult time. To be honest, it's not necessarily the downtime that's frustrated us, but rather the dearth of communication from the Japanese giant itself. We've got our fingers crossed that this marks an end to the disruption, but should it occur again, it's got to get the word out better.

[source blog.us.playstation.com]