Although the PlayStation Network is back after a short period of downtime yesterday, it will come down globally for 30 minutes on Wednesday 1 August. Sony has announced that the network should be maintained between 1
All PlayStation platforms, including web and mobile, will be affected. New users can not sign up for an account during this period, but existing users can still log in, play offline games, and "use most applications", even if Sony does not specify which.
The company has recommended that players activate their PlayStation 4 as their primary console so that they can play "most games" and use third-party services during maintenance. If you're not sure how to do this, follow the instructions below:
Sign in to your PlayStation Network profile and select [Settings]> [Account Management]> [Activate as Your Primary PS4]> [Activate]. You only need to do this once.
"We try to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available all the time, but sometimes we need to take PlayStation Network offline to perform important maintenance and implement features," writes Sony.