Yes, really. For the second week in a row, the PlayStation Network (PSN) is experiencing connectivity issues around the world, including Australia.
The last PSN outage was only five days ago and now it's happening again. Affected services this time include the PlayStation Store, account management and gaming/social. PlayStation has advised it is aware of the problem and is currently "investigating".
We're aware that users are experiencing issues logging into PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate. https://t.co/oLLCoPwIE1
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) September 6, 2016
The affected services appear to keep intermittently returning and then dropping offline again. Here are the details from the PSN Network Service Status page:
Account management: 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.
Gaming and social: 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.
That last one is particularly galling for eager Battlefield 1 beta players. Keep refreshing this page for more news as it drops.