Sony plans to bring PlayStation Network matchmaking back online within the next couple of days, according to a trusted Eurogamer source.
When contacted for comment, SCE corporate communications director Patrick Seybold told Eurogamer, "We're working to get the network back on as soon as we can."
Meanwhile, a PlayStation Europe community manager has confirmed that Sony intends to get online gaming back up and running before other PSN services.
"Once again, 31st May is the date for FULL restoration of PSN services. Restoration is phased. Online gaming will return BEFORE May 31st," read a post on MusterBuster's Twitter feed earlier today.
Over the weekend, a Sony spokesperson warned that full PSN service might not return until 31st May.