[Update] The service is restored. [Original Story] PlayStation Network services are currently offline, meaning online games, shopping and communications are not currently available on PS4. The PlayStation Network service page page sets up account management, games and social, PlayStation Now; Vue; video; Shop; and music is unavailable.
"You may have trouble launching games, applications or online features," read a message on the site. "Our engineers work to resolve the issue as soon as possible and we thank you for patience."
Based on messages targeting the various PlayStation support accounts on Twitter, the outbreak appears to be widespread, with users in both the US and Europe reporting issues with connection. Sony has not given a timeframe for when it expects the services to come up again. The actual cause of the problem has not been detailed either.
Unfortunately, the problems will not be serious and the service will be over again soon. Of course, eruptions are given at this time of year instant memories of 201
Downtime is quite common with network-based networking services, but as mentioned earlier, in most cases problems will be resolved quite quickly.