Some features of the Playstation Network will be down tomorrow and through the rest of the day, lasting about 16 hours, due to maintenance. The PSN is no stranger to being down for such long periods of time due to routine maintenance, and to be honest it’s better than having a terrible online service. Sony had some things to say about this maintenance, as they posted on their forums:
It’s been a great month here at the PlayStation Network with the announcement of this Summer’s PSN PLAY event, two awesome PlayStation Plus updates that brought even more games to members’ collections such as Gotham City Imposters, Renegade Ops, and Pac-Man Championship Edition DX as well as massive savings to exclusive titles like the critically-acclaimed Dyad and more.
In order to continue to deliver you the best online games experience, we will be performing maintenance on the network this Thursday, July 26th. This maintenance will start at approximately 8:00 am PDT (9:00am MDT / 10:00am CDT /11:00 am EDT) and end around 11:00pm PDT on Thursday, July 26th (1:00am MDT / 2:00am CDT / 3:00am EDT on Friday, July 27th).
During this maintenance period, you may receive a message that states “PlayStation Network is undergoing maintenance” when attempting to access the PlayStation Store or PlayStation Home. As long as you have signed in to PSN within 5 days prior to the start of maintenance (meaning: any time since July 21st), you WILL be able to play games online and enjoy apps such as Netflix, HULU Plus and Music Unlimited during this maintenance period. So if you haven’t signed in to PSN in the last few days, we suggest you do so before the maintenance period begins Thursday morning.
We will update you with any changes that may occur in regards to this scheduled maintenance. If you would like to receive a notice when PSN is fully restored, be sure to follow the official PlayStation Twitter account.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support.
So there you go, hope it doesn’t inconvenience you too much but hey, the service is free (unless you choose to pay for PS+) so there should be no complaints.