Sony’s PlayStation Network to shut down, after ‘anxiety’
The PlayStation Network has been forced to shut its doors after an “anxiety” that led to “a major issue” affecting the company’s internal network, according to a statement from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The PSN was taken offline on Tuesday, July 15, after a number of issues surfaced, including an “issue with one of our servers” and a “major issue affecting one of the internal servers”.
The company confirmed the issue and confirmed that its PlayStation Network servers had been offline for “several hours” due to “an issue with one or more of our internal servers”, and that it would “immediately resume service to the PlayStation Network.”
Sony said it had “immediate and ongoing support for our customers and will be working to resolve the issue in a timely manner.”
However, “in the absence of any additional information” from Sony, the statement continues, the service will be suspended “until further notice”.
It said that it was “working with our customers to find solutions” for “the immediate disruption to their services”.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please contact us if you experience any issues, and we will continue to provide assistance to our customers.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment has said it is “working closely” with Sony, Sony Music, Sony Games, and other parties “to find a solution to resolve this issue as soon as possible.”
Sony has previously said that the PSN “has been shut down” because of a “massive issue” with one server.
Earlier this year, the PlayStation 4 was banned from the US for being unable to use the PlayStation Store, and its service has been temporarily suspended in the UK.
The PlayStation Network was launched in September 2010, and allows players to download movies, TV shows, music and other content from Sony’s catalogue.