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.
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.
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.
Sony has announced that another period of PSN server maintenance is scheduled for tomorrow morning (Thursday the 27th)... but at least it's at a time when very few of us will be online. According to Sony's EU Twitter account, the downtime is set for between 02:00 and 08:00, which should only affect night owls and early risers.
What's more, the PSN service will reportedly be "intermittent" rather than fully disabled, but I'd take that with a pinch of salt.
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.
It's PSN server maintenance time again. Sony has confirmed that the Playstation Network will be offline from 4:05 PM tomorrow afternoon until 02:00 AM Friday Morning (GMT), which means that you won't be able to play online unless you log in before that time.
In other PSN news, Firmware Update 3.70 rolled out today. This latest version adds cloud saving and Trophy syncing functionality for Playstation Plus members. According to the Playstation Blog, the "Automatic Update will now automatically sync selected save games to your cloud storage and will also automatically sync your trophies with the server each time auto update runs." Good to know - if you're a Plus subscriber.
TSA has just received confirmation from Sony about an strangely-timed period of server maintenance that will only affect games published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The outage will take place tomorrow morning from half five until half past ten; including titles such as Killzone 3, Uncharted 2... practically anything published by SCEE. You'll still be able to log in to the PSN as normal - and all other games will remain unaffected.
Sony hasn't given a reason for the downtime as yet, so it's time for some rampant speculation. It's likely just a security overhaul... but many fans are wondering whether cross game chat could be in the pipeline for first-party titles. On the other hand, it could be something to do with the recently-revealed PSN Pass (hopefully it won't be a retroactive move to lock online content as I frankly can't see how it would be possible to implement). Either way, we'll know more tomorrow.
Sony has confirmed (with amazingly short notice) that the European PSN servers will go offline later today in order to affect some scheduled maintenance. This will curtail every aspect of the PS3's online functionality - but there are a few ways that players can work around it in order to get their multiplayer kicks during the blackout. We have a full details below.Click here for the all-important times... and a workaround!