It looks as though the PlayStation Network isn’t out of the woods just yet after Sony acknowledged that the troubled service is currently offline for some players.
Taking to Twitter, the company’s Ask PlayStation support team issued the warning, stating that engineers are working on a fix to rectify the issue, which has prevented a handful of users from playing online or browsing the PS Store.
We’re aware that some players are seeing drops on PSN. Engineers are on the case and investigating.
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) January 7, 2015
According to the company’s official website, this most recent problem has been attributed to a heavy influx of traffic — likely a consequence of the downtime over the festive period. As such, those affected have struggled to access the online functionality within games such as Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Though it is by no means a stranger to this kind of intermittent connectivity, the PlayStation Network first experienced this most recent bout of problems on December 24th, when a group of hackers took responsibility for a DDoS attack — direct denial of service — that overloaded and effectively crippled the servers. The same issue befell Microsoft and Xbox One, though it took Sony a full three days to haul the network back online and even then, users struggled to establish a secure connection. It’s worth noting that the company offered compensation to those affected.
We’ll keep you updated on the status of this latest string of problems affecting the PlayStation Network as more information appears. For now, however, tell us, have you experienced any of the aforementioned problems during your time using Sony’s online service? Let us know below.