Shortly after midnight Pacific Time, Sony announced that they had begun systematically restoring PlayStation Network services. Upon logging in, users will be required to download the latest firmware, as well as change their account password.
This mornings reactivation restores most, but not all of the provided services after the PSN network was hacked last month. As of this morning, users will be able to play online, chat, use friends lists, compare trophies, use PlayStation Home, as well as any of the services video functionality including Hulu Plus and Netflix. The PlayStation store will b restored at a later date.
The following video was also posted on the official PlayStation blog featuring the company’s Computer Entertainment head Kazuo Hirai explaining the process of restoring the network.