The PlayStation Network Seems To Be Down

23 March, 2022 - 12:52 pm by
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Sony seem to be having trouble with the PlayStation Network across all platforms as users around the globe are reporting issues signing into various games like Elden Ring and GT7.

The problem seems to stem from the latest PlayStation 5 & PS4 software updates where the consoles can no longer authenticate player’s PlayStation Plus subscription. This is bad news for players looking to take part in online multiplayer games, where PS Plus is needed for the vast majority of multiplayer titles.

The outage has spread to all corners of the network, including PlayStation 3 and Vita systems. As seen in the below screenshot, access to PlayStation Now and the PS Store across all devices is effected.

There is no official announcement from Sony’s social channels at this time.

Source: PlayStation Network Page

It’s a bit of a bum-note for Sony as their latest PS5 update is promising private party chats through both the console and mobile apps. Beta testers in the USA & UK should also be getting the ability to voice control the console.

The company also confirmed that support for Variable Refresh Rates (VRR) will becoming in a future update. This allows players with newer TVs that support HDMI 2.1, to enjoy smoother games as the console will compensate screen tearing and artefacting.

VRR is something Xbox Series consoles have included since launch so it’s good to see Sony catching up, but the PSN outage is casting a shadow over what should have been a routine update. We’ll let you know when it’s back up.