Word is filtering through that the developer side of the PSN is back up and running. This points to a portion of the network coming back online for the public soon.
This latest word comes from the NeoGAF forums instead of Sony itself, with forum user Kagari reporting that: “The internal PSN developer network is online again, at least it seems for some, looks like the full network, at least the online play/account part of it, will be back soon.”
But while some of the system has been restored Kagari has said that options like account sign up has not returned yet. In addition, the use of the network is said to be “sporadic” by other observers.
Whether this does point to the PSN being online soon, only time will tell. But if there ever was an indication that things are going in the right direction this is it.