PlayStation Network down for 13 hours tomorrow

By Brenna Hillier
16 April 2012 00:03 GMT

Sony has scheduled an extensive maintenance window early this week, affecting all PlayStation Network services including websites.

According to the PS Blog, the down time kicks off at 6:00AM PDT, 9:00AM EDT, 2:00PM BST on April 16, and 11:00PM AEST today.

Its expect to run for 13 hours minimum, putting the end time at around 7:00PM PDT, 10:00PM EDT April 16, 3:00PM BST and 12:00PM AEST April 17.

Sony noted that both start and end times are approximate, and encouraged users to check the PlayStation Twitter for updates on when the downtime will end.

No reason has been given for the outage beyond the usual “routine scheduled maintenance”.

Unlike most maintenance windows, which mainly affect authentication and related services, this one is expected to bring down all online play, the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management and diable commenting and log ins on PlayStation family websites.

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