Sony has sent a letter to its development and publishing partners containing exciting news for anyone creating or selling games through the Playstation Store, and of course it’s welcome news for gamers. Following a 25 day outage and the phased restoration of the PSN, Sony’s Playstation Store makes its return on May 24.
Gamasutra intercepted the letter, written by the Sony’s content manager Jack Osorno. In it, he outlined a publishing schedule that begins on May 24, making content available on the store which was originally scheduled to release on April 26, six days after the lengthy outage began. Three days after that, on May 27, another round of games and DLC will go live.
It looks like Sony is effectively rolling out two release dates per week instead of their usual one to catch up. They also plan to work individually with developers who may have had more time-sensitive content planned.
“If there are concerns, we are willing to consider adjusting the release date of your content on this schedule,” says Osorno. “Adjustments will be made on a case by case basis” the letter says.
May 24 could also mark the day Sony rolls out its “Welcome Back” appreciation package to its user base, offering up free copies of games like inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, and Wipeout HD.
According to Gamasutra, there was no mention of any financial support or compensation from Sony to its partners.