Sony has announced that PSN will be going down on Monday, November 17th for six hours of routine maintenance. The downtime will take place from 10am to 4pm Pacific Time, which is 1pm to 7pm Eastern. However, this update will be a bit different as there is a way to ensure you are able to keep playing games and access various services during the “outage”. Players who have signed in to PSN any time between today and Monday will apparently be able to continue playing games online and accessing third-party apps such as Netflix and YouTube. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and Account Management will still be down for everyone though, whether they logged in previously or not. Click here to keep updated on the maintenance or check out the full notice below:
We wanted to take a moment to inform you of a network maintenance, currently scheduled for Monday the 17th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Time (1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time). We expect this maintenance to last approximately 6 hours. During this time we will deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network.
If you’ve signed in to the network any time since November 13th, you will be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time, and users may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access these services.
We thank you for your patience and support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.