Sony Online Entertainment
has good news for fans of its dormant MMORPGs. Service restoration has officially begun for all of the company's online games, forums, and related websites as of May 14th. Earlier today, the company issued a press release
with the details as well as a statement from Sony
executive Kazuo Hirai
"Our main priority is the safety and security of our customers' personal information. We are making consumer data protection a full-time, company-wide commitment, and have applied enhanced security technologies so that our customers can feel protected and confident about playing our games
," Hirai said.
provided details on its Welcome Back
promotion earlier this week, and today's release provides links to a handy chart covering promotions for all of the company's games as well as a summary
of the initial customer service notice and contact information. The promotions include free play time for former (not just active) subscribers to SOE's MMOs, making it a great time to return to an old favorite.