If you skipped school or work today and hoped to spend the day playing Battlefield 3 online on your PS3, your hopes are dashed. Odds are many of you have noticed today that the PlayStation network has been down. It’s not just you; the network is down for scheduled maintenance from proximately 6 AM through 7 PM Pacific time.
During the downtime, gamers won’t be able to access the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, account management, or play online games. The downtime will last roughly 13 hours. There seems to be no indication of exactly why the network will be down for so long.
Sony says keep an eye on the PlayStation Twitter feed for notification of when the PlayStation network will be back online. I wonder when the network comes back up if it will have new features or if this is simple maintenance.