Recently Sony announced that late tonight they will be taking their PlayStation Network offline for maintenance. The outage should last about 30 minutes and will start at 12 AM Eastern on August 1, 2018.
Sony has not announced exactly what they are working on, but it is expected that they are working on improving the back-end services managing PlayStation accounts.
In a statement on their website Sony said, “You will not be able to access PlayStation Video, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Music, Account Management, Gaming And Social, PlayStation Now, and PlayStation Vue during this maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. We recommend activating your PS4 as your primary console before maintenance begins so you can continue to play most games and use 3rd party services during maintenance.”
Sony went on to say, “We strive to ensure that PlayStation™ Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation™ Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.”
Planned outages like this are not new to streaming. Cable and satellite companies have had a history of going offline for service from time to time.
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