PlayStation Network could be down for days
“While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running,” the blog statement said.
“Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can.”
The PlayStation Network is where players log in to play multiplayer games online as well as access content like downloadable games, movies and music.
There have been times in the past when the PlayStation Network has been taken offline for short periods for maintenance or updates.
But this latest outage appears to be more severe with suspicions extending to Anonymous – a well-known hacker group.
Some are saying Anonymous launched this online attack in retaliation for lawsuits against users who cracked the PS3 software to allow it to be modified.
But the group has issued a statement on an online chat service saying: “NO, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO PSN”.
It is unclear how long the PlayStation Network outage will last.