As if you didn’t know already, the Playstation Network has been down and may be down for a day or two. Sony has stated that they are undergoing maintenance in Europe, but for North America there has been little to no information on what is causing the interrupted service. Anonymous has stated that the attacks would stop on the PSN since it affects the customers/gamers of PSN which they did not intend to attack. With Portal 2, Socom 4, and Mortal Kombat released this week, online multiplayer seems like something that will be placed on the back burners for a day or two.
Yesterday Patrick Seybold, Senior Director of Corporate Communications & Social Media for Playstation posted an update to the PSN and Qriocity’s down time. Apparently there have been “external intrusions” or attacks on the servers. To shut down all the attacks and secure the servers Playstation has temporarily shut down PSN and Qriocity servers. No information has been released of when service will resume, but we will keep you informed.