Just as far Cry 4 and GTA V are due to release... there's some PSN maintenance coming! Woooooo, we get to crack out our PSN no entry pic again!
Oh, wait... the opposite... BOOOOOOOOO!
Yes, that's right folks, the PlayStation Network will be taken offline for maintenance at 6PM GMT this coming Monday, November 17th. It'll be out of action until midnight on Tuesday, November 18th.
As per usual, PSN users will be unable to log in to Account Management, PS Home or the PlayStation Store during this time, however if you're already signed in, online gameplay and third-party services should still be available.
Sony have covered their butts with a further disclaimer, saying that there "may be some additional downtime after the maintenance period for testing purposes". With GTA V and Far Cry 4 on sale at midnight on the Tuesday, that might be a bit of a problem.
Sony have announced plans for some hefty PSN maintenance on Monday 15th April, with separate times depending on where you're basedClick here to read more...
Sony have revised their maintenance plans for today. The PSN will now be down for longer, from earlier in the day. Yay.Click here to read more...
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:00 on Thursday 7th January until 04:00 on Friday the 8th. During the downtime, you won't be able to access the PlayStation Store, Account Management or Account Registration, but you will be able to play online if you log in before the maintenance begins.
Keep calm and carry on.
It's that time again, folks! The PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance this coming Monday.
Expect services to be down from 13:00 BST on October 15th through until 02:00 BST on Tuesday morning. As per usual, users will be unable to access the PlayStation Store, Account Management, Account Registration, or play online. Trophies will still be operational, however, and will update on users' profiles once the PSN is operational again.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be undergoing a brief maintenance period tomorrow morning, between 08:00 - 10:00 GMT. Same rules apply: no account management, no store and limited online play. At least the downtime will be short and at a convenient time for most people.
No reason has been given for beyond "scheduled maintenance," but we reckon that Sony will be repairing the newly-broken text chat feature, which has reportedly been kicking players out left, right and centre since last week's update. You can read more on the forums.
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:00 on Thursday 26th July until 08:00 on Friday the 27th. During the downtime, you won't be able to access the PlayStation Store, Account Management or Account Registration, but you will be able to play online if you log in before the maintenance begins.
Keep calm and carry on.
The PlayStation Network will be undergoing routine maintenance between 4PM and midnight tonight, Sony has confirmed.
During the downtime, you will be unable to access the PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP, account management and registration - as well as online gameplay.
UPDATE: Sony has just announced that today's maintenance will be "minor," and shouldn't affect online play. However, more traditional downtime has been scheduled for next week.
Sony Online Entertainment will be shutting down their servers for 24 hours next Monday - April 23rd - starting from 19:01 GMT. This maintenance outage will affect all games, servers and websites under the SOE umbrella including DC Universe Online and EverQuest II.
Keep calm and carry on.
Sony have announced that the PSN will be going offline once again for some routine maintenance this afternoon, with the tinkering period lasting a good 13 hours, and wiping out most of today's gaming time if you're a European resident.Click here to read more...
After yesterday's public service announcement, declaring that the PSN was going offline from 16:00 GMT this evening, Sony have released another statement to say that the maintenance will be postponed until a later date.
There's no new date set as yet, but the good news is PSN users will now be able to game as normal this evening. Yay!
UPDATE: Sony has confirmed that the maintenance has been delayed and will not be going ahead. Game on!
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Sony have announced that the PSN will be undergoing more maintenance tomorrow on Thursday 1st March from 16:00 until 07:00 on Friday morning.
Ubisoft plan to switch their servers from a "third party data centre to a new facility" on February 7th... which could potentially affect online functionality for a number of PC and Mac titles. This includes the 'always on' DRM, rendering the following games completely unplayable during the transition:
Other titles may be also be affected in terms of multiplayer, and UPlay will also not be available on PC on February 7th. We don't yet know how long the transition period will last, and I suspect that Ubisoft don't either.
Sony has scheduled some more PSN maintenance and server downtime for later this week. The blackout will start at 14:00 GMT on Thursday February 2nd and last until 8:00 on Friday.
You know the drill. The PlayStation Store, sign-in, account management services and PS Home will be inaccessible, as will online gaming unless you log in before the downtime begins. Most of us will be at work though, sadly.
You know the drill by now:
We appreciate the need for enhanced security following the PSN hacking debacle earlier this year, but we're still annoyed that they've decided to once again schedule it for the busiest time of the day. You know, when gamers get home from work or school (or ITV+1's Jeremy Kyle double bill finishes, I won't judge) hungry for online multiplayer action and PSN store purchases. Surely the morning would have been a better time?
EDIT: Yes, it's due to the PST difference, but it's still annoying. [Thanks mightybobbin & DivideByZero]
Here we go again. Sony has confirmed that European PSN maintenance - and, of course, server downtime - has been scheduled for Thursday 3rd November from 16:00 until 21:00 GMT, with "additional downtime" afterwards for "testing purposes". No reason has been given for this latest outage beyond routine maintenance, and personally, I'm rather surprised (if not genuinely annoyed) that they've scheduled it for the busiest time of the day. I'm sure that plenty of gamers will want to get online when they get home from work! On the other hand, Uncharted 3's singleplayer campaign will probably tide us over. Stay tuned for our review later today.
I'm sure you know the drill, but just in case, it's worth noting that the maintenance will affect signing into PSN, the PlayStation Store, account management and PS Sign In via Sony Entertainment Network.
Here we go again. Sony has announced that the Playstation Network is scheduled for some more downtime tomorrow afternoon (Thursday September 8th), between 17:00 and 23:00 GMT. Players will be unable to access PSN, the store or account management during this period - though users who log in before 17:00 will be able to play online. If you're on zero hours, it might be worth taking off from work early.
With Sony recently appointing an ex-Homeland Security boss as their new Chief Information Security Officer, it's possible that this downtime will be used to bolster their defences.
The PlayStation Network is due to go offline for a number of updates on Tuesday evening from 19.00 BST through to 01.00 on Wednesday morning. Hopefully, as noted in the updates list, this will mean the relatively swift return of the PlayStation Store (which means we can finally close the Modern Combat competition!) amongst other features.Click here for a full list of services affected...