PlayStation Network maintenance scheduled for Monday

Sony announced that, on Monday, September the 13th, PlayStation Network will go down for a network maintenance. They approximate that the duration of the downtime will be of around seven hours.

According to Sony, those who signed in to the network any time since Wednesday will be able to play games online and access partner apps during the maintenance period. However, features such as PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available for the seven hours. Instead, when you attempt to access these services, you will get a notification explaining you that maintenance is under way.

Sony ended their announcement with a reassuring message: “We thank you for your patience and support and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” To make things clear, on Monday, from 10 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, the only thing that won’t work is the PlayStation Network, so you will still be able to play your games online.

This maintenance probably has to do with the connectivity issues that users have been experiencing lately in games such as Driveclub, NBA 2K15 or Destiny. If this is true, then it looks like the people over at Sony are keeping their word regarding the PlayStation 4 issues getting fixed as soon as possible.

There aren’t any games that are supposed to hit Sony’s consoles on Monday. However, October 14 will bring us the PlayStation 3 version of the long awaited Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. While the PSN version will probably have to be delayed one day because of the maintenance downtime, the retail version is bound to arrive on time.

On a side note, October 14 is also the release date of the PlayStation TV mini-console and the date when PlayStation Now enters the Open Beta stage in the US and in Canada.