InFamous 2 beta extended due to PSN downtime

The InFamous 2 beta, which offers players a test drive of the new user-generated missions, has been extended as a result of the PlayStation Network outage which began last Wednesday.

Posting on Twitter, developer Sucker Punch explained, "We've decided to extend the beta. Once PSN is back up we'll determine by how long, but rest assured: your outcry has been heard."

Meanwhile, Sony has yet to offer a concrete timeframe for PSN's reactivation, but said in an update this morning that it's working to get it back up quickly. Aside from the statement that "an external intrusion" is involved, Sony has not released the cause of the outage, but current speculation suggests that a recent release of custom firmware may be the reason for the shut down.

The releases of Mortal Kombat and Portal 2 also came just before the downtime. We wish we had more to tell you aside from "bummer," but Sony is keeping information sparse. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Blog for updates.

Apr 25, 2011


  • Razzamoly - April 26, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    I really want to know if the easter sale will continue. The God of War collection was only £15 to download, but if the service isn't back up by tomorrow then it'll go back to original price unless sony extend the deal :(
  • ChickenFillet5140 - April 26, 2011 10:02 a.m.

    The Sucker Punch guys rock. Totally stoked for inFamous 2.
  • FirLocke - April 26, 2011 9:42 a.m.

    inFamous 2 will rock.
  • Markstone - April 26, 2011 1:42 a.m.

    If only I had gotten a beta code :( but still, a very nice gesture by SP and hopefully a guiding light for other developers (listen to the fans!)
  • TheRandomFool - April 26, 2011 1:18 a.m.

    That-a Punchy! Way to listen and heed!
  • NelosAngelos - April 26, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    Very noble of them, glad to see thy have the player's interests in mind during this problem.
  • Pocotron - April 26, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    Well that's very good of Sucker Punch to do that. Hopefully this will end soon.

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