The words “scheduled maintenance” can be fairly derogatory for most Playstation Network users. Unfortunately, Sony has stated that the Playstation Network will undergo “scheduled maintenance”. While it might seem like bad news for Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita owners, it may not be as bad as you think.
While the PSN is undergoing maintenance, gamers should still be able to play their multiplayer titles. This, however, comes with a catch. To ensure that you’re able to access your multiplayer, Netflix, and other apps, Sony recommends that you’ve signed into the network within the past five days of the maintenance.
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.
While Playstation Network users are never really excited to hear the phrase “scheduled maintenance”, being able to still play your titles with relatively little interruption seems great. If you haven’t signed into the Playstation Network recently, we highly recommend signing in tonight to ensure you’re fine tomorrow.
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