PlayStation Network outage kept PS4 and PS5 players offline

Over the past few weeks, the Xbox Network has run into issues that have disconnected gamers and even prevented them from launching their own games, and now it’s apparently PlayStation’s turn. The PlayStation Network status page confirms that there is an ongoing outage that will prevent people from signing in or creating accounts.

DownDetector began tracking problem reports shortly after 5 p.m. ET, and the status page confirmed issues at 5:41 p.m. that plagued the PS5, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and Web services.

According to some posters on Reddit, the errors mean they can’t verify ownership of digital games and launch them, while on my console I can launch any game except multiplayer games that require login. online. It is not known how quickly the issue will be resolved, but we will update this article once there is more information.

As some posters have noted, it’s almost ten years to the day after Sony confirmed that an already lengthy PSN outage was caused by outside hackers, although nothing indicates anything unusual. about this disturbance.

Update (6:40 p.m. ET): Many people report that they can successfully sign in again, even though the PlayStation status page has not yet been updated.

Update (7:13 p.m. ET): According to the status page everything is clear, it’s unclear what caused the problem but you should be able to play again. If you are still having problems, try @AskPlayStation on Twitter.

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