The PlayStation Network is scheduled for maintenance this Monday, so sign in now or risk being locked out of multiplayer.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, the PSN will be down this Monday for around five and a half hours, here’s the post in its entirety for clarity;
We wanted to take a moment to inform you of a planned network maintenance, currently scheduled for Monday, March 10th from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Pacific Time (11:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time). We expect this maintenance to last approximately 5.5 hours.
If you’ve signed in to the network any time since March 6th 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. In order to access online game play and partner apps during this routine maintenance, we ask that you please sign in to the network prior to Monday, March 10th.
PlayStation Moderation and Support”
So if you’ve signed in today, you’re good to go for any apps or online multiplayer come Monday – otherwise jump on the PSN now just in case you feel the itch for a game of Killzone Mercenary or a party-up for some Toukiden this Monday.
Note; it’s not clear if this is North America only, or Europe as well – if you Europeans hear anything let us know in the comments and I’ll update this post with a note about region specifics.