PlayStation Network PSN Offline Down PS4

Being a PlayStation fan is a bit like supporting the England football team these days: when the chips are up, you just know that they’re going to come crashing down at some point. As such, it’s no surprise that just when we were starting to feel satisfied with PlayStation 4 firmware update v2.00, the PlayStation Network has crumbled.

Reports are inconsistent around the web, but there definitely appears to be something up. It’s hardly surprisingly to see the manufacturer’s servers struggle given the amount of people likely to be pulling the update down at peak time, but obviously the frequency of these offline instances isn’t good. We’ll keep you updated of any further developments as they occur.

Update: Sony said that it was investigating the latest PSN outage issue, and it doesn’t appear to have taken long to solve. We’re now able to connect from our office in the UK, and are seeing reports that all is well again elsewhere in the world. We’ll keep you abreast of any further developments.