Unscheduled PlayStation maintenance as PSN goes down

Sony were forced to conduct PlayStation maintenance on the PlayStation Network last night as PS4, PS3 and PS Vita users were unable to access online services.

PSN down without notice

The outage was widespread, but after a few hours all services were back up and running. Sony hasn’t commented on what caused the issue.

The downtime coincided with issues with access to the Battlefield 1 beta, which suffered a DDoS attack on the first day it went live, and then experienced further outages for players throughout yesterday.