PSN Going Offline in the UK Later Today

September 26, 2011Written by Sebastian Moss

After we had a little fright when the PlayStation Network suddenly went offline without warning, Sony is hard at work trying to make up for the downtime by treating us to more downtime.

If you live in the UK, the PlayStation Network will be offline from 5pm to 6pm for maintenance, and may remain offline afterwards “for testing purposes”. All PSN services, including Home, the Store and online play will be unavailable. If you are already signed in when the maintenance starts, you should be able to still use the network, but that is not guaranteed.

The maintenance comes ahead of the highly anticipated Battlefield 3 beta this Thursday, as well as a major overhaul of PlayStation Home.

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