PlayStaion 3 owners may finally be able to connect to, and purchase games from the PlayStation Store once again. Sony had originally planned for the highly anticipated maintenance to take place on Tuesday 31st of May but it was postponed. Sony gave no reason as to why the maintenance was to be cancelled.
However it has been confirmed by Sony that maintenance will commence at 16:30 GMT today and will finish at approximately 07:01 tomorrow. Players will still be able to collect in-game trophies during this time but they will not be added to your PlayStation profile until the PSN is back up.
Sony also stated that the PlayStation store will be up and running by the end of the week in Europe, America and Asia.
For your understanding and loyalty throughout the downtime Sony have decided to give each PSN member one month free membership of PlayStation Plus which allows players to buy selected games cheaper and receive special offers on gaming content. Sony have also decided that players should be entitled to 2 free game downloads.
Here is a list of the games which will be available for free download:
LittleBigPlanet, inFamous, Wipeout HD, Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty and Dead Nation
There are also games available for free download for the PSP handheld console:
LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation
Because of Germany's strict gaming rules which ban/censor some games with violence they have replaced inFamous and Dead Nation with Super Startdust HD and Hustle Kings and PSP games Killzone Liberation and Pursuit Force have been swapped for Everybody's Golf and Buzz Junior Jungle Party.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback