In an announcement that will almost certainly be blown out of proportion all over again, Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be getting some much needed maintenance later this week.

Starting 16:00PM BST on 26th July and running through until 08:00AM BST on 27th July, some elements of the PSN experience will be unavailable. You’ll have to make do without accessing the PlayStation Store and Account Management, but online multiplayer should work swimmingly as long as you’ve signed into the Network recently.

It’s worth noting that the PSN doesn’t actually go offline during these maintenance periods as so many other websites report. In actual fact, while an error is possible, we’ve never had any connectivity issues during maintenance periods.

For more information, redirect your browser towards the PlayStation Blog.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]