PlayStation Network Down For “Major” Maintenance Today

Sony has announced that PlayStation Network will be down for maintainance today, March 1, and this outage will be different in that it is “significant”. How significant? You won’t be able to stay on – you’ll be forcibly kicked off PSN if you’re online. They also don’t give an end time to the outage, either.

According to Sony:

PlayStation Network will undergo a significant maintenance period on Thursday, March 1st. Maintenance is expected to start at just after 8:00 am Pacific and will last for several hours, until approximately 10pm Pacific. Unlike typical maintenance events, consumers who are already signed-in to PSN will be signed-out, and consumers will be unable to sign in for the duration of the maintenance window. During this time, users won’t be able to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, Account Management or play online.

PSN enabled websites will not be able to service users, including this one. Please stay tuned to the PlayStation Twitter feed for a notice when PSN is fully back online.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

So, keep an eye on that Twitter feed.

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