Don’t panic, but the PlayStation Network will be going black for a possible 16 hours this Thursday due to maintenance.
Starting July 26 at 4pm GMT, numerous features tied to Sony’s online service will be unavailable. PlayStation Store access, account management and registration will be taken away until 8am on Friday, but online play may still be possible.
“If you wish to play online during the maintenance, then you may be able to do so if you sign in to PSN before the start of the maintenance window,” said Sony.
This maintenance will only affect certain regions. Gamers in Europe, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand will sadly be the only groups unable to access these features, but all you North American PSN fans will be in the clear.
Are you in one of the regions and upset at the long period of maintenance? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!