Sony Computer Entertainment Europe said the PlayStation Store will not relaunch today, despite setting an internal target of May 24 for the storefront's return, although the company still hopes to have the network fully restored by the end of May.
In a memo sent out to Sony partners last week, PSN content manager Jack Osorno said that Sony was aiming to relaunch the store on Tuesday, with plans to do two content pushes per week for the next two weeks to catch up with the backlog of content.
However, in a post on the European PlayStation blog, SCEE's James Gallagher has now stated that "contrary to popular rumours, [the PlayStation Store] will not be reopening tomorrow but we will let you know here as soon as the date is confirmed."
He explained that the network maintenance planned for later today has nothing to do with the relaunch of the store, noting, "The latest information I have on PlayStation Store is that we are aiming to have it live by the end of May."
Jeff Rubenstein, social media manager for the U.S. PlayStation blog, also backed up this claim, stating, "For those asking about the PlayStation Store, we’re still targeting restoration of all services by the end of this month. Contrary to reports, the Store will not be publishing today."