Sony had originally planned to perform maintenance on the PlayStation Network this past Monday, August 25th, but a DDoS attack that took down the network pushed back the scheduled service. Now that the issue has been resolved and is behind them, Sony has announced that the postponed maintenance will take place tomorrow, August 28th. The PlayStation Network will be unavailable from 9:40 AM PT to 4:50 PM PT in the US. For UK residents, the downtime will span from 16:00 BST on Thursday to 5:00 BST on Friday.
Features such as Account Management, PlayStation Home and the PlayStation Store will be inaccessible during the listed times. However, anyone who logs into their PS4 before the maintenance begins “or within the past 5 days on any other PlayStation device” with auto-login enabled should be able to remain connected to the online network. If you’re hoping to join any online sessions or enjoy the streaming service of your choice, you will want to ensure that your system is logged in early in the morning.
I encourage everyone hoping to play tomorrow to do so since Sony stated that “there may be some additional downtime after the maintenance period for testing purposes”, confirming that the time periods are not set in stone.