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PSN to undergo maintenance soon, PS Store won't return today

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on 24 May 2011

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has confirmed that PlayStation Network is scheduled to undergo ‘Essential Network Maintenance’ today from 4PM BST until midnight.

The platform holder said that if you sign into the service before 4PM, you’ll be able to continue online gaming. However, sign-in after that time, and you’ll be transferred to the maintenance notification page.

In addition, Sony also confirmed that, contrary to rumors, the PlayStation Store will not be returning today. Instead, the firm said it’s hoping to have the service restored by the end of this month.

"The latest information I have on PlayStation Store is that we are aiming to have it live by the end of May. Contrary to popular rumours, it will not be reopening tomorrow but we will let you know here as soon as the date is confirmed," commented SCEE’s James Gallagher.

It was previously thought that the PS Store would return today, May 24, after a leaked internal memo last week detailed Sony’s plans for rolling out its backlog of content updates over the next fortnight.