But you may still be able to play games.
We just wanted to let everyone know that Sony have announced that the Playstation Network will be down for extended maintenance on July 26th. But you should still be able to play online games and watch video services, if you have signed in sometime in the preceding five days.
Sony released the following statement, via their forums, regarding the PSN downtime:
In order to continue to deliver you the best online games experience, we will be performing maintenance on the network this Thursday, July 26th. This maintenance will start at approximately 8:00 am PDT (9:00am MDT / 10:00am CDT /11:00 am EDT) and end around 11:00pm PDT on Thursday, July 26th (1:00am MDT / 2:00am CDT / 3:00am EDT on Friday, July 27th).
During this maintenance period, you may receive a message that states “PlayStation Network is undergoing maintenance” when attempting to access the PlayStation Store or PlayStation Home. As long as you have signed in to PSN within 5 days prior to the start of maintenance (meaning: any time since July 21st), you WILL be able to play games online and enjoy apps such as Netflix, HULU Plus and Music Unlimited during this maintenance period. So if you haven’t signed in to PSN in the last few days, we suggest you do so before the maintenance period begins Thursday morning.
There you have it folks, if you see this notice early enough, make sure you do a quick sign in so you can still play all day. We’ll post updates here if anything changes.