If you’ve tried logging onto PlayStation Network or playing an online game on PlayStation 4, you may have found yourself unable to connect. That’s because PlayStation Network is suffering from various outages at the moment, without any indication of when they’ll be resolved. [Update: It appears the issues are now resolved]
The PSN status page lists two important categories as experiencing trouble right now: Account Management and Gaming and Social. PlayStation Now, Video, Vue, Music, and the PlayStation Store, all of which previously had been listed as out, have now gone back online. The details underneath the Gaming and Social category state, “You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”
We’re aware that some users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate: https://t.co/AHRZfHtRvq
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) October 16, 2018
True to form for such an all-encompassing outage, the details also list PS Vita, PS3, PS4, and web applications as down. It gives no indication of how quickly the outage will be resolved. Sony’s official Twitter account is equally quiet on the timing. As always, it could be a matter of minutes or hours. We’ll report back as soon as we receive any more information.
Meanwhile, a potentially serious issue involving a message sent to PSN accounts has been resolved. If you were affected, Sony has laid out a few simple steps to get your PS4 in working order.