While Sony faces trouble and criticism over its multiple falls to hackers and the downgrading of its credit rating over an incredibly large number of losses in its quarterly, the company has decided to change the name of PlayStation Network to Sony Entertainment Network. According to Sony, the move “helps us get closer to our goal of establishing a global comprehensive network platform of services across games, movies, music and more, all accessible from one convenient account.”
Users will obviously not be required to re-register or change their accounts as the change simply targets the name. However, a software update is already underway for the PlayStation 3 and the new portable, handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Vita.
The PlayStation Portable will not be undergoing the change of name and the software update.
Alongside the software update, Sony’s Terms of Service and privacy policies will also be updated which the users will have to accept if they wish to continue using Sony’s services.
PlayStation Network has been plagued and even taken down by cyber attacks in very recent memory which gave the culprits access to the personal information of at least 50 million people and their accounts.
After the humiliating debacle, Sony has been taking moves to give a more fresh and newer image of itself including the appointment of a new CEO, Kazuo Hirai.