For those who are still off from work and had planned a full day of gaming online on your PlayStation, we have some bad news: the PlayStation Network is experiencing an outage worldwide. Here's what we know.
The PlayStation Network Service Status page shows that all online services are experiencing issues and many gamers have reported that they were unable to access the gaming portal. The outage affects PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita users.
Sony has acknowledged that there is a problem but has not given a time as to when it expects the PlayStation Network to be up and running again:
We're aware that some users are having trouble accessing PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate. https://t.co/8hMUSl2cCe
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) January 4, 2016
Update - 5/1/2016 at 2:30pm - According to the PlayStation Network Service Status page, all services are now up and running.