PS4 is down for hundreds of users who have reported issues with the PlayStation Network.
The PSN server status makes grim reading for fans, who have complained about not being able to access online multiplayer.
Independent website Down Detector has received thousands of reports that the PlayStation Network isn’t working.
The outage tracker monitors social mentions around certain topics to detect when services go down across the world.
The Down Detector outage map shows that the PSN issues are affecting users in the UK and Europe.
Sony has acknowledged the issue on the PSN server status page, confirming that there are issues with games on PS4 and PS3.
“You may have some difficulty launching games, applications or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”
The Ask PlayStation Twitter account has also acknowledged the problem: “Hey! It looks like we’re having a few problems at the moment. It’ll hopefully be fixed shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your patience!”
More to follow…
The outage comes just days after system update 5.05 went live for PlayStation 4 owners.
The brand new firmware update weighs in at just 375MB and can be downloaded right now.
Unfortunately, system update 5.05 doesn’t seem to do a great deal, other than improve system performance. That’s according to the Sony PlayStation 4 patch notes.
It is, however, a mandatory update, so you will need to download and install it if you want to access features like online multiplayer.
It’s possible that the 5.05 patch will also lay the foundations for something much bigger.
In fact, Sony is currently recruiting beta testers for a mysterious new update.
Sony’s upcoming 5.50 patch looks set to introduce new features to the PlayStation system.
Beta testers for last October’s software update got early access to features like Family on PlayStation Network, friend list management, message improvements and much more.
And it appears more changes are on the way in the PS4 5.50 beta, with Sony confirming: “We’ll be back soon with an update on the features you can expect in the beta.
“And thanks to everyone who helped out in the previous beta trial – your feedback is always valued and we hope to see you online again for this one.”