We have some rather important news now for those of you that live in Europe and own either a PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable, as Sony has just confirmed that the PlayStation Network will unfortunately be down as from 4:05pm (GMT) today for scheduled maintenance.
According to Mike Jackson over on the computerandvideogames.com website (via EU PS Blog), gamers will still be able to play online games during the said time, but only if they log into their PlayStation Network account before the scheduled down time is due to begin.
However, during the down time, which finishes at 3am GMT on Thursday, March 10th, users will not be able to log in to the PlayStation Account Management, register a new PSN account or access the PlayStation Store via the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Portable.
Sony also confirmed that players will be able to continue collecting in-game trophies during this time, although they won’t be update on your profile until the PSN is up and running again. The scheduled maintenance has only been announced on the EU PS Blog at this stage, so we assume the US PSN will be unaffected.
Although Sony has confirmed the scheduled maintenance, there has been no word on what exactly it involves. Were you thinking of going online later today?