Sony is not out of the woods yet when it comes to the PlayStation network down problems. Hackers took the network offline back in April and they have been fighting to get the network back up and running full force ever since.
Yesterday it was widely suggested that Sony was going to ‘postpone’ maintenance that has been scheduled but that is not true and it will go on which means that you will not be able to play games online today. Don’t get all bent out of shape though because it should only be for a short time and then you will be able to sign in again and the PlayStation Store could be back online again shortly.
This information applies to users in the US and Europe so if you are in another area you may have to wait a little bit longer before you see full services restored to your area but Sony assures us that they are working around the clock to get the network and the store functioning fully in all service areas.
Once the store comes back online and the PlayStation network status and PlayStation store status is green eligible users will be able to go online and download their free games that are part of the ‘Welcome Back’ package offered by Sony.