PSN Routine Maintenance Scheduled For 25 July

Between 8AM and 9AM.

PSN will be having a routine maintenance tomorrow (25 July). All services for both PS3, PS4 and PS Vita will be affected. The maintenance will occur between 8 AM and 9 AM during your local timezone.

It has been stated that you will still be allowed to sign in, play games, and still use “most applications,” however the PlayStation Store, Account Management and PlayStation Video will be down and out for the count.

Sony has apologized for the delay in service, stating the following:  “We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.”

In other Sony news, Sony America Exec argues that Sony’s selling point is story driven games.

With the recent exclusives Sony has announced and released one can clearly agree that Sony’s strong point is definitely story based titles. Last of Us, God of War, The Last Guardian – and considering how well the console and its subsequent exclusives has performed, it’s transparent that Sony is definitely onto something

“My philosophy is to play to my strengths,” he said. “And if you look at the studios we have – Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, Santa Monica Studios, Japan Studios – that’s what we do well. We do story. We create characters. I was so gratified to see the response to [Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist] Aloy when she showed up on the screen and the crowd went wild.