Now I know what you are thinking, “Oh buggeration, it’s going to be at 8pm just when I want to play Destiny / Hardline / Mortal Kombat / etc”. Well guess what? For reasons unknown the maintenance is occurring at a sensible time when no one is playing!
Have Sony finally listened to European gamers who always find maintenance windows slap bang in the evening when they wish to play games? Well no, the maintenance is just for the PSN messaging service, everything else will remain online and functional.
I expect the full maintenance windows will continue to occur in the evenings, possibly because Sony have a deal with the BBC to get everyone off their consoles and watching Masterchef.
For the duration of the maintenance the following actions will be unavailable.
- Sending PSN messages
- Receiving PSN messages
- Deleting PSN messages
- Changing the group message title
- Dancing the fandango the cold moonlight.
- Adding members to a group message
Source: Sony EU