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PSN Now Planned To Be Down Until Tomorrow Morning

Still underway. Has been for a while. Will be for a while longer.

The PlayStation Network is free. That is, you don’t pay to play online, you don’t pay for access to week-ahead game demos and you don’t pay to join party conversations. It’s free. Even if you’re a Plus subscriber, the actual network is free. That’s a great selling point whichever way you look at it.

It is, however, down quite a bit. Well, not recently, it’s been alright for a few months, but there was a period last year when it was almost weekly and today – yeah – today’s been a bit of a mess.

Of course, some can sign in just now and play just fine. Others can’t. Nobody can access the Store. PlayStation Plus can’t verify purchases so certain games won’t work from the XMB. Nobody can access Account Management. I’d suspect that last one’s not such a big deal.

It was supposed to be up and running by 8AM this morning. It now looks like it’ll be tomorrow morning, a full 24 hours or so after it was meant to be up. “Unfortunately PSN maintenance is still underway and service is now not expected to resume before tomorrow morning,” said PlayStation. “We’ll update again soon,” they said.

It’s OK, all this will be sorted next-gen.

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45 Comments
  1. Nickboss1
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    It better be sorted, or I won’t be getting a ps4!

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 21:33.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      they might just have it back up by then. ^_^

      Comment posted on 19/01/2013 at 17:16.
  2. tactical20
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Mentioned this in the other thread, but I can’t even play Far Cry 3 single player, because whenever I press ‘start’, it tries to connect to something online and ends up trapped in a never ending loop. Have to hold down the PS button and exit. Fuckin’ sucks!

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 21:35.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Have you tried deleting your wifi settings in the network options then restarting the PS3I had a similar problem with Hot Pursuit, did the trick temporarily!

      Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 22:06.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      disable the internet connection, not the settings?

      Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 23:11.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I had that FC3 issue. I got around it temporarily by signing out of PSN when playing it. Eventually i changed my Network settings from Nat3 to Nat1 (using PPOE) and since then i can play while signed-in without any issues.

      Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 23:23.
    • RudeAwakening
      Member
      Since: Jan 2011

      Have the exact same problem with FarCry 3 and Mass Effect 3.

      Comment posted on 19/01/2013 at 11:40.
  3. OnlineAssassin77
    Member
    Since: Jun 2012

    There busy wiping the shit off the fan…

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 21:37.
  4. Kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Good thing i’m playing sleeping dogs right now which is fully focused on SP.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 21:39.
  5. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    SCEE, just because Bethesda has finally announced when Skyrim’s DLC will be out doesn’t mean that you can celebrate by taking PSN down untill you feel that it should be back up. That or it’s been hacked again. Or someone at SCEE pressed the massive don’t touch button that can disable PSN in Europe. :P

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 21:46.
  6. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever
    • OnlineAssassin77
      Member
      Since: Jun 2012

      I’m liking this :D

      Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 21:49.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      I can see this being a regular feature

      Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 22:55.
  7. Nickboss1
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I don’t understand why they wait till the weekend to do this shit?

    Is Monday morning in Japan now?!

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 21:48.
  8. Kitch
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    God damn teraflops. Unless its cross game chat?

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 22:08.
    • OnlineAssassin77
      Member
      Since: Jun 2012

      Hang on! You could be on to something!

      Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 22:11.
  9. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    I wish they could offload the service to a second server during updates, or do half the servers at the time. It must be possible to avoid this kind of downtime somehow. I’m not really affected by it, but many are.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 22:11.
    • OnlineAssassin77
      Member
      Since: Jun 2012

      I don’t know why it seems to be random who can sign in and who can’t as I mentioned on another post when there’s maintenance I have to make sure I’m signed in because 9 times out of 10 if i sign out for any reason I can’t sign in but yet if I’m signed in during maintenance I can see people on my friends list happily signing in an out.

      Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 22:20.
  10. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    The only time I’ve wanted to download DLC for ages I can’t.
    As you say it’s free so I’ll just have to wait.

    Comment posted on 18/01/2013 at 22:36.

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