I’m sure that this is just absolutely going to shock you, but there’s maintenance happening for PSN. Starting….now. It is scheduled, so try not to be to upset about it. You should expect it to go from “approximately 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT and concluding around 11:00pm PDT / 2:00am EDT.”
If you’re wondering what to expect, the PlayStation blog has got you covered:
During this maintenance period, you may receive a message that states “PlayStation Network is undergoing maintenance” when attempting to access the PlayStation Store or PlayStation Home. Online play will not be affected and you will be able to enjoy apps such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video during this maintenance as well, provided that you have signed into the network within 5 days prior to the start of the maintenance period.
It’s not going to matter whether they have prompted people or not, there’s still going to be a flurry of angry emails coming into their HQ. You almost can’t help but feel sorry for the customer service people. If you want to know when they’re all finished up with maintenance, you should follow this Twitter account.