PSN maintenance will continue into Saturday for some users

  • Posted January 18th, 2013 at 22:23 EDT by Kyle Prahl

The PlayStation Network story of the week seems to be an extended period of maintenance that, while initially planned for a 12-hour period on Thursday, extended into Friday and will now continue to plague some users into Saturday.

The news comes courtesy of the PlayStation Knowledge Center, where you can monitor PSN's official status. The Knowledge Center claims that the maintenance period, which is designed to upgrade PSN software in some fashion, will run until 2:00 AM Pacific on Saturday, January 19. The outage affects PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and online gaming, though the post notes that some users may still be able to play games online, particularly if they had signed into PSN in the five days prior to maintenance.

Of course, some users are reporting that they're still unable to play online despite having signed in during the five-day grace period. The outage is affecting staff members here at PSU differently, so be sure to let us know in the comments below if you're able to play online.

Keep it glued to for further updates as the situation develops.


Kyle Prahl is a PSU senior editor and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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