[UPDATE: According to the PlayStation Network Status Page, all PSN services are now up and running once more for all users. The original article continues below.]
Just a few days ago, PlayStation Network (PSN) was down for a plethora of users, which made it difficult for many fans to gain access to the digital media service’s online content and games. Now, it looks as if PlayStation Network is experiencing issues yet again on PS3 and PS4, with a wide swathe of areas for the service being adversely affected, including users’ ability to simply log in to the network.
As seen in the tweet below, Sony Interactive Entertainment is well aware that some are currently experiencing issues with PSN, but it looks as if the company has yet to determine where the problems are stemming from, much less when the service will return for everyone. That said, though, Sony is currently investigating, and the tech firm seems intent to seek and rectify whatever is causing the errors to persist.
We're aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate: https://t.co/NJX2xGusZM
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) January 26, 2018
While many are currently experiencing issues with areas of PSN such as Account Management, Gaming and Social features, PlayStation Now, and more, we decided to give it the old college try and see if our system is one of those affected by the outage. Fortunately for us, our PlayStation 4 was able to access everything that is currently listed as “experiencing issues” on the platform’s Network Service Status page, as one of the first tests was jumping right into a match of Fortnite Battle Royale to see if online gameplay is available.
As of writing, Sony has not given word as to when these PSN problems will be fixed and when the affected services will be back online for every user. When PlayStation Network went down earlier this week, the issues lasted for several hours, but that isn’t necessarily an accurate indicator of when the current situation for PSN will be resolved. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later, as gamers now have Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter World to tackle.