PlayStation 3 owners rightfully cringe at the words “schedule maintenance,” but all members of PSN can rest easy during the upcoming update. Sony will be tweaking the PlayStation Network today, but thankfully, gamers will be able to play games online.
Regular maintenance is a necessary part of operating a service such as PSN. As part of our efforts to continue to deliver you a world-class online entertainment experience on your PS3 and PS Vita devices, we will be performing maintenance on the network on Thursday, May 24th, starting at approximately 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT and concluding around 11:00pm PDT / 2:00am EDT.
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. Online play will not be affected and you will be able to enjoy apps such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video during this maintenance as well, provided that you have signed into the network within 5 days prior to the start of the maintenance period.
As long as you’ve accessed the PlayStation Network recently, it looks like there shouldn’t be too many issues here. It’s much more of a routine checkup than anything else, so have no fear in accessing multiplayer, Netflix and your other important applications.
There’s still some time left to sign into PSN just to make sure you’ll have access during the maintenance. If you haven’t yet, quickly sign in to guarantee PSN action over the next dozen hours or so.