PlayStation Network Experiencing Issues, Sony Reaching Resolution
Some players are reporting issues connecting to the PlayStation Network and Sony is working on a solution.
The PSN issues reported earlier are resolving. Thanks for your patience!— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) February 12, 2015
Some users are reporting issues with PS Store and online gameplay, our engineers are investigating.— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) February 12, 2015
Sony has offered two tweets related to the downtime – one acknowledging the issue and another more recent tweet letting everyone know the issues are being resolved. If you were having trouble connecting earlier, now would be a good time to retry.
Many of us in the office are playing Evolve on PlayStation 4 and experienced exceptionally long download times trying to get the game patched. I'm curious if the two issues are related, or if it is just coincidence.