PSA: The PlayStation Network will be down next week

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I’ve moaned a bit lately about the frequency at which Sony’s now paid-for PlayStation network has been going down, all without warning. This time though, we’re getting some warning. The PSN will be down for several hours this coming Monday.

It’ll be down from 10:00 am PDT, which for us here in South Africa is 19:00

“During this time we will deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network,” Sony says.

If you plan to play games on Monday, just make sure you’ve signed in at some point this weekend, and you should be able to log in and play Destiny just fine. You won’t, however, be able to do much else. Grab all of those “free” PlayStation Plus games now, instead of being miserable that you can’t on Monday.

“If you’ve signed in to the network any time since October 8th, you will be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time, and users may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access these services.

“We thank you for your patience and support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Hopefully this is in preparation for the imminent arrival of PlayStation 4’s 2.0 firmware update, which brings with it – among other things – share play and the ability to upload videos directly to YouTube. Hopefully, this hours-long maintenance period will also make Sony’s online service a little more stable. Regular outages on the PS3 were fine – PSN was a wholly-free service afterall. That’s changed, and consumers expect better.

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Last Updated: October 10, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • again? Seriously the PSN goes down more often than an aspiring actress at a Hollywood party.

    • HvR

      PSN goes down more often than Geoff’s scrotum unto an intern’s forehead.

      • Admiral Chief 0

        Ewwwww…..and LOL

    • Hammersteyn

      Goes down more often than Cristiano Ronaldo

    • Lord Chaos

      I wanted to be mean again, but I won’t.

      • HvR

        Pfft, PSN goes down more often than Gavin in a court room. #too_soon?

        • Lord Chaos

          I was thinking more along the lines of the Lagz server…

          • Hammersteyn

            Oh Snap!

          • Sageville

            Touche’

        • ouch

  • FoxOneZA
    • Hammersteyn

      lol

  • Hammersteyn

    • HvR

      Woo hooo 90’s dance music. Was thinking of this song when reading the article.

    • FoxOneZA

      LOLZ!

  • Hammersteyn

    At least we can still play games on Monday.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Wow, that’s a kick in the Xbone!

  • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

    • Hammersteyn

      We can do this all day. 😀

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        I really wana do this all day

  • Hammersteyn

    • HvR

      LOL, it is like you are listing a playlist of my sad taste in music during high school. Woo hooo FIFA World Cup 98.

      • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

        Hahaha Fifa 98 will always be:

        • Spathi

          Memories my man, memories!

      • Hammersteyn

        XD

  • Cadis Etrama Di Umar

  • HvR

    Sony’s technical director

    • Hammersteyn

      hahaha

  • Hammersteyn

  • Viking Of Divinity
  • HvR

  • HvR

    • Hammersteyn

      I love this song

  • HvR

  • WitWolfy

    Could be preparation for FW2.00? Pfft who am I kidding sony seriously need to fix their server infrastructure.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew
  • Sageville

    Me…

    • CAE9872

      Hahahahahaha

  • WitWolfy

    They should change their slogan to

    “Frequent down times awaits!”

  • zeemonkeyman

    Here’s hoping they give us our damn Driveclub before this happens!! I know I shouldn’t complain about something that is given to me for free but I was really looking forward to it and it’s starting to wear a bit thin.

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I wonder if they’re preparing for Firmware update 2.0 or whether this is all for DriveClub PS+. The more I read up about the firmware update the more excited I’m getting.

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