While Sony itself hasn't said exactly when the PlayStation Network will return, there are some internet reports that suggest the preliminary stages of a PSN-reboot are in the works. According to posters at the NeoGaf message board who claim to have insider info from developers, the The internal PSN developer network is up for some.
UK gaming site Electronic Theater cites sources reporting that developers have access to the PSN's matchmaking service, but that new user sign-ups are still not up.
This is far from a confirmation of course, but I offer it as a tiny ray of hope for PSN users. The last official word from Sony about the PSN came three days ago, when the company posted:
"I know you all want to know exactly when the services will be restored. At this time, I can’t give you an exact date, as it will likely be at least a few more days. We’re terribly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work through this process."
This morning, Sony posted the same "few more days" sentence in discussing the return of the Sony Entertainment Online's MMOs.
I'd like to offer my sincere apology and sympathy for PS3 users if this goes on for another weekend!