PSN to be down tonight for five hours due to "maintenance"
Community Team Leader "Munster Bunster" (gotta love that name) over at the official PlayStation forums has announced that there will be essential maintenance performed on the PSN tonight at 8 p.m.* lasting for five (long) hours. As you obviously don't tune a car while it's moving, likewise, the PSN will be down during this time.
Speculation is rife regarding the reason behind the need for such a lengthy cessation of services. Might it be an upgrade to the servers for the upcoming onslaught that is LittleBigPlanet? Supporting requirements for firmware 2.50 and its new fancy headset settings? Or, dare we say it, laying some foundations for the mythical Home release?
Let us know what you think in the comments.
And yes, we're specifically not mentioning that this maintenance is on the same day as SOCOM's release for a lot of people. We're specifically not mentioning that.
*World Clock Manipulation being a speciality of mine this equates to a start time of 9 p.m. in Central Europe, 11 a.m. for you guys on the West Coast of the U.S., 2 p.m. for our East Coast buddies and even 12 p.m. in the awesomely sounding MOUNTAIN Standard Time.
Source: EU.PlayStation.com via Joystiq