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PSN Maintenance set for Thursday

Postponed maintenance rescheduled following PSN attack

Sony has rescheduled its planned PlayStation Network maintenance for Thursday, August 28.

The maintenance period has been set for 9:40am to 4:50pm Pacific Time (12:40pm to 7:50pm Eastern Time). The UK and EU region's downtime will stretch through the night of August 28, from 4:00pm to 5:00am BST, August 29.

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Maintenance was originally planned for Monday, August 25, but was postponed following a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on PSN that drove the service offline for a number of hours over the weekend.

"We expect this maintenance to last approximately 7 hours," says Sony. "During this time we will deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network.

"If you've signed in to the network any time since August 23rd you will be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during this time, and users may receive a maintenance notification when attempting to access these services."

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