PSN maintenance scheduled for next Tuesday, confirms Sony

Sony has announced that PlayStation Network will undergo maintenance on Tuesday, August 18 for a brief period.

The downtime will commence at 4.30 am BST until 6.00 am the same day. As per usual, you can continue gaming online if you are already signed in prior to maintenance, though Account Management, PlayStation Video and the PlayStation Store will be unavailable. 

Sony has said it intends to cut down the maintenance periods for PSN in the future, and so far, it seems to be sticking to that pledge.