So Sony announced that the PSN will come back online this week. However, some operations, including the PlayStation Store, will return later in the month.
"SNEI will continue to reinforce and verify security for transactions before resuming the PlayStation®Store and other Qriocity operations, scheduled for this month."
For those of you who have not yet activated your Online Pass, this could be an issue if Redeeming Codes are associated with the PS Store or otherwise not operational when the PSN comes back online. It could be a much longer wait to get to play this game online.