The Sony Playstation network has been put through some torrid times of late, after switching the PSN network back on after an ‘external intrusion’ gamers thought they had seen the back of downtime. However, reports are spreading that the PSN is down again in various parts of the world including areas of Europe and the US. Never fear though, apparently this has been planned all along and forms an overall master plan to bring the Playstation store back online on a global scale.
It seems this problem is not as widespread as before, Sony say that ‘some’ users may experience problems signing in to the Playstation Network whilst they take steps to bring Japan online. They also say that efforts to restore the Playstation store could cause login problems for some.
The full restoration of the PSN is important for two reasons, first gamers will want to access the store to download new upgrades and games and second it will mean Sony will be able to start rolling out the freebies promised as part of the ‘welcome back pack’. This will mean free games, tournaments and content to members of the Playstation Network as an apology and gratitude for patience shown during the lengthily outage.
As mentioned before this current PSN downtime is only affecting some users, if you are one of them let us know where you are based below.