The PlayStation Network Service Status page, which previously showed all features as not working, also says “all services are up and running”.
The official PlayStation UK Twitter account tweeted: “PSN has been restored. You should be able to access online feaures without any problems now. Sorry for the inconvenience!”
UPDATE TWO – Friday 5.25pm GMT: The official PlayStation Europe Twitter account has posted to say that PSN is “unavailable” right now.
The PlayStation Network Service Status page is showing all PSN features as down.
These features are account management, gaming and social, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Store and PlayStation Music.
The PlayStation Europe Twitter account posted: “Currently PSN is unavailable. Our engineers are investigating this. Keep watching for more info.”
While the official Fortnite Twitter account also posted to acknowledge the PSN issues.
They tweeted: “We’re aware of an issue with logins affecting PS4 players. Stay updated with progress here: https://status.playstation.com”.
UPDATE ONE – Friday 4.50pm GMT: PSN users have again reported the PlayStation Network as down, with PS4 gamers on Twitter saying they’re seeing a server maintenance error message.
The latest PSN issues come a day after PSN went down for hundreds of gamers, while on Tuesday this week PSN suffered a major outage that affected thousands.
PSN gamers have been taking to social networking site Twitter today to report issues with the service.
One fan tweeted: “PSN IS DOWN AGAIN”.
While another added: “Psn is down”.
And one posted: “PSN Is down great”.
Independent outage monitor Down Detector has also registered a surge of PSN down reports today from hundreds of gamers.
The official Ask PlayStation Twitter account has been busy responding to PS4 fans hit by server issues.
While the official Fortnite account has also tweeted to say they’re investigating an issue which is preventing PS4 players from logging in.
They tweeted: “We’re aware of an issue that impacts PS4 players from logging in. We will have an update on this shortly.”
The Ask PlayStation Twitter account today tweeted to say that some PSN players are experiencing connection problems.
They tweeted: “Some players are experiencing PSN connectivity problems. Our engineers are currently investigating this. Thanks for your patience.”
However, the issue doesn’t seem to be as far reaching as the PS4 outage on Tuesday which affected thousands of PlayStation Network users.
The current PSN status for the UK is “all services are up and running”, so most gamers in the UK should be seeing PlayStation Network working fine.
Down Detector has registered a surge in reports of PSN down
One gamer tweeted: “#psndown”.
While another posted: “@AskPlayStation Is PSN still down? My console says im online, but cant get into parties or do anything online with my friends. Have rebuild database, did nothing. Help!”
And one added: “@AskPlayStation Hey PSN it’s still down for me. Shows me offline, can’t connect to party chat, can’t play any of my games that require online functions except for FFXIV. It says I’m connected to PSN but nothing’s working. Any tips on how to fix it or an update for us about what’s happening?”
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On Tuesday PSN went down for thousands of gamers in a lengthy outage that lasted for around seven hours.
The outage began just before 5pm UK time and lasted until just before midnight, which meant it went down during an extremely busy period for gamers.
During the outage Sony acknowledged the issue on the PSN server status page, confirming that there are issues with games on PS4 and PS3.
They wrote: ”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 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!”
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.