The PlayStation Network will be going offline for scheduled maintenance on Thursday, February 2.
The maintenence window was announced on the PlayStation 3′s official European forums, and is scheduled for 2.00PM GMT on Thursday, February 2 until 8.00AM on Friday, February 3.
The outage’s quiet announcement on the European forums and lack of alternate timezone information suggests it will be restricted to the UK, but there’s a good chance the whole PAL umbrella could be involved – in which case, you may want to check when your time zone will be affected.
During the maintenance, the PS Home service will be taken completely offline, while the PS Store, customer account management and new user registration may be unavailable
“Users who attempt to sign in after maintenance begins may receive the site notification page. If you are signed in before maintenance begins you should remain signed into your online session (although the above services will still be unavailable),” a Sony community manager explained.