PSA: PlayStation Network Going Down For Four Hours Due To Maintenance This Week
You might want to change your Thursday multiplayer plans.
Starting Thursday, January 15 and 9:00 a.m. PT and going until 1:00 p.m. PT that afternoon, access to the PlayStation Network will be limited.
Routine PSN maintenance Thursday 1/15, 9am-1pm Pacific. Log in prior to retain online play/app access. http://t.co/sQ0tYwMzgB— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) January 13, 2015
According to Sony, the downtime will allow for the deployment of, "a series of back-end improvements to the network." Applications like Netflix will still function, as well as online play (at your own risk, of course), but the PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home, and the ability to manage your account will not be available.
[Source: @AskPlayStation, PlayStation]