PlayStation Network to Undergo Maintenance This Coming Monday

PlayStation Network to Undergo Maintenance This Coming Monday

PSN Maintenance

Sony has announced that the PSN will undergo a planned maintenance update on Monday, but users who've logged online recently will be able to play online.

Sony has announced over on the PlayStation forums that the PlayStation Network will undergo maintenance on Monday, January 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT (12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET) for a total of six hours. While users won't be able to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and their Account Management settings, people who've logged in to PSN at any time since January 20 should be able to play games online and access partner apps like Netflix during the maintenance period.

PlayStation Senior Community Manager Paul Sullivan who posted the message under his forum username "Tempest_Fire" also states, "We thank you for your patience and support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In order to access online game play and partner apps during this routine maintenance, we ask that you please sign in to PlayStation Network prior to Monday, January 27th."

So, for those planning to play online multiplayer on the PSN this coming Monday, just log in today to avoid any network interruption.

Given some people might find this downtime a hassle especially since we now pay for online multiplayer on the PS4, but I'd rather we have a planned maintenance period than have issues logging in to the network just like what happened late last year.

Source: PlayStation Forums via Joystiq

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Eh, at least they're telling people ahead of time. Good thing I already did the Data Transfer from Sony's servers to my new PS3 so now I have all the trophy data back on my new PS3.

I only hope that this maintenance will return the PSN store to being actually navigable again. Man I miss the old design where you could actually search for things competently. So far out of all the stores now I find the eShop (Wii U one) to be the easiest to navigate...now if only there was actually more on that store.

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Eh, at least they're telling people ahead of time. Good thing I already did the Data Transfer from Sony's servers to my new PS3 so now I have all the trophy data back on my new PS3.

I only hope that this maintenance will return the PSN store to being actually navigable again. Man I miss the old design where you could actually search for things competently. So far out of all the stores now I find the eShop (Wii U one) to be the easiest to navigate...now if only there was actually more on that store.

I've gotten kind of used to it. And the PS3 version seems to be starting up faster, too.

Not that I think it is a perfectly designed interface, though. It could certainly be improved.

Anyway, I doubt this will even affect me. Looking at the times I'll be at work most of the time PSN is down (probably by Sony's design to be as painless to their customers as possible). By the time I get home, take a shower and get ready to play the service will probably have been back up for a while.

 

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