The weeks of the Playstation Network being down was frustrating for many gamers. What was even more frustrating was the constant reassurance that the network would be back up soon, with that date being pushed farther and farther back. Many gamers voiced their frustration at Sony for continuously moving back the date for when the network would be back online.
Responding to the gaming community's frustrations, Sony released an announcement explaining the situation. They revealed that the dates that they were releasing for the network to be back up were coming from doomsayer, Harold Camping. Camping offered no comment other than that he was baffled when the Playstation Network did not come back online at the end of May.
Sony has announced that they will no longer be relying on Camping's services for predicting when the network will be back up. Instead, they now have several scientists in their employ studying the Mayan calendar, and hope to have a new date soon.