PlayStation Faces Similar Situation Like Xbox With Network Outage Knocking Out Their Services

Published 02/27/2021, 2:38 PM EST


The situation with Xbox outage recently got resolved, and PlayStation is facing the same situation, killing its entire catalog of online services. The issue appeared recently when the player base experienced a complete outage of PlayStation services that even hampered its older variants.

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Owners of PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PS Vita and even PlayStation 3 have been impacted by this sudden outage. Even now, the situation has remained unchanged with the network status page prompting a cautionary note.

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Sony must combat the issue with PlayStation network soon

The gaming giant saw the problem first occur around 6:30PM on February 26, and it has remained the same since. The official website still showcases the status of the PlaySation services as inactive, which suggests the problem is still ongoing. Aside from gaming and social, other services have resumed. The growing trepidation within the community could soon snowball into worldwide uproar, if things remained the same.

Gamers will not be able to launch certain multiplayer titles like Minecraft, Call of Duty Warzone, and Fortnite. Players might not be able to send messages or create personal lobbies and parties across the PS network. However, the offline single player games will function as normal, as the current outage only affects the online games. Although, if a certain game demands a verification of the game license, it could create a problematic situation.

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So far, Sony Interactive Studio has not offered any official statement regarding this issue. In the meantime, the gaming studio must be working round the clock to resolve an outstanding issue with its network. However, it is noteworthy that this is not the first time that something of this capacity has struck the company’s network before.

In previous instances, the network remained inactive for the weekend, in which cases offline titles would become the best option to tread through this tough time.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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