Trophies, Cloud Saves and Friends List Aren't Affected by PSN Outage or Data Leak

Sony has just answered a few more questions about the ongoing offline period experienced by its PlayStation Network online service, and revealed that there would be goodwill gesture shown to users that have been patient throughout the week or so of outage.

Sony's PSN was attacked by a group of hackers last week, forcing the company to take it offline and compromising the personal user data of its 70+ million users.

The company already answered quite a few questions about the PSN outage yesterday, and now it has posted a few more answers on its PlayStation Blog.

According to Sony, things like friends lists, trophies, settings or download histories will be intact after the PlayStation Network is back online.

PlayStation Plus subscribers who had their save games uploaded to Sony servers through the cloud save feature will also be able to get them back when the online service is operational.

The company also revealed that it is currently evaluating what sorts of goodwill gestures it will offer to the PSN users which were left without an online service for over a week now.

"We are currently evaluating ways to show appreciation for your extraordinary patience as we work to get these services back online," Sony's senior director of corporate communications Patrick Seybold revealed.

The company still doesn't know when the PlayStation Network will be back online, however. Seybold said yesterday that Sony employees are working hard to rebuild the service and make it even more secure than it already was.

"Our employees have been working day and night to restore operations as quickly as possible, and we expect to have some services up and running within a week. However, we want to be very clear that we will only restore operations when we are confident that the network is secure."

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