Last night there was a brief, intermittent blip with the PlayStation Network – it was working for some and not for others, from what we could tell (there wasn’t much in the way of an official statement on it). However, next Monday will see some scheduled downtime.
PlayStation have informed us that from Monday 4th March from 16.00 GMT until Tuesday 5th March at 03.00 GMT, the PlayStation Store, Account Management, Account Registration, Transaction Management and the official sonyentertainmentnetwork.com site will all be down.
However, online gaming should still work, assuming you’ve signed in to the PSN within the last five days and you remain signed in. Even if you have and are, the Store (and so on) will still be down.
Last time we got scheduled maintenance it over-ran considerably, let’s hope that this time the Sony engineers stick to the timeslot, which is a rather curiously scientific 11 hours. Whether this is related to last night’s issues is anyone’s guess.