Sony is experiencing the Monday blues. Though in years prior that PlayStation Network has suffered outages during the busy festive period, the Japanese giant has confirmed today that the service is experiencing widespread issues, and has been taken offline for maintenance until further notice.
Word of users encountering problems on Sony’s network service first cropped up across Reddit and Twitter, before the official PSN status tracker revealed that all sectors of the PlayStation Network have run into trouble.
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In response to the online problems, the platform holder has issued a response to the latest outage, noting that “our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.” No word yet on when it’ll be back to normal, though.
While a network blackout is an unfortunate event at any time, it’s occurred during a particularly bad window for Sony what with the company’s CES press conference slated for tomorrow. It’s here that the publisher is expected to draw attention to PlayStation VR, along with its TV range and mobile division, so there’s no question that Sony wants to get things back on track before tomorrow’s curtain call.
At the time of writing, there’s still no official timeline for PlayStation Network returning to regular service, though we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more.