It hasn't been the greatest week for server reliability, it seems. Only yesterday EA and the Battlefield 1 servers enjoyed some extended downtime. And as of this morning, the PlayStation Network has followed suit with all of its servers listed as being down.
Update #4 (11:58 AM): All services are now reported as running as per usual. Back to gaming!
Update #3 (11:45 AM): Services are coming back online, although the official status page reports that gaming and social services may still be affected.
"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 advisory says.
Account management, PS Video, the PSN Store and PlayStation Music should be functioning as normal, however:
Users in the United States and the United Kingdom are in the same boat, with all services given a green light except for "gaming and social".
Update #2 (10:29 AM): Things have taken a turn for the worst, with all services offline and issues reported with PlayStation Music as well.
The problems are replicated other regions too, with PS Now, Vue and Video down internationally.
Update (10:10 AM): Despite the console itself returning an error mentioning "maintenance", the official Ask PlayStation account has confirmed that "users are experiencing issues" logging in and that the problem is being investigated.
We are aware that users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate. https://t.co/0H0knweLYq
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) September 2, 2016
There's no word from Sony on social media about a scheduled outage. The official support page doesn't mention scheduled maintenance either, although the console itself returns a "PlayStation Network is currently undergoing maintenance (WS-37432-9)" error when logging in.
Affected Platforms: PS4™ , PS Vita , Web , Other Affected Services: You may have some difficulty signing in or creating an account on PlayStation™Network. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience. Status: 02/09/2016, 9:50 AM
Aggrieved Battlefield players have also begun hitting up EA's official support channels, in the belief that something had happened to the Battlefield servers on PS4.
It doesn't appear to be an EA specific thing, however, but the entire Sony network. At the time of writing PlayStation Music had come back online in Australia, while PS Now, PS Music and PS Vue are online in the United States (but not gaming, account management, the PSN store or PS Video). I've reached out to Sony for comment, and will update as more information comes to light.