A post on the PlayStation forums has given us a bit of warning regarding some upcoming PlayStation Network maintenance.
This Thursday we’re getting some “back end improvements” to the network, with maintenance scheduled for the following times;
- Europe; 5:00PM to 8:30PM GMT
- North America; 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern to 12:30PM Pacific / 3:30PM Eastern
While maintenance is scheduled for ~3.5 hours, it’s also worth noting that the European forum post mentions that “[t]here may be some additional downtime after the maintenance period for testing purposes.”
“So what if I want to use my Vita during maintenance?” you may ask?
Well, if you’ve signed in to the network recently you’ll be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix – however, the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time.
Now you know, so prepare as necessary!