PlayStation Network gets rebranded

Hopefully you’re not sentimentally attached to the “PlayStation Network” because from tomorrow (07 February) it’ll be gone. In its place will be the exact same thing (yes!) except it’ll now be called the Sony Entertainment Network. It also gets a shiny new logo.

So why the change? Well, Sony is going through a bit of a shuffle up what with new CEOs and whatnot, so why not rebrand its online service as well? According to a press release, the rebranding is meant to aid Sony in reaching its goal of “establishing a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account”. You won’t need to create a new account or change your password, things will just click over.

In related news: a recent maintenance session accidentally broke some people’s ability to access content they’d purchased off the PlayStation Network (sorry) the Sony Entertainment Network. Fortunately Sony is aware of “error 80023102” and the company has its top men working on fixing it. Top. Men.

Source: Eurogamer & Kotaku