Sony is planning to switch off various PlayStation Network features from Thursday to run scheduled maintenance on the service, the company has said.
The network is scheduled to go offline on Thursday (July 26th) at 4pm GMT. It is expected the service will be restored on Friday (July 27th) at 8am.
Customers in Europe, Australia, Ireland and New Zeeland and the Arab Emirates will not be able to access various PSN features during the downtime. That includes PlayStation Store access, account management and registration.
"If you wish to play online during the maintenance, then you may be able to do so if you sign in to PSN before the start of the maintenance window," Sony said in a statement.
"However, please note that all the services listed above will not be available, even if you are signed into the Network."
"During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game trophies and these will be updated on your profile once PlayStation Network is back up and running."