Just one day after a massive Xbox Live outage, Sony’s PlayStation Network has been experiencing problems for several hours. The issue on this end is a bit different and may reportedly only affect certain games. Sony’s PSN Status Page reports that “You may have difficulty launching games, applications, or network functions” on platforms such as PS Vita, PS3, PS4, and PS5.
Some people have had problems trying to connect to the Internet to play. Call of Duty: War Zone or Minecraft, while other games like Fortnite seem to be accessible. When I tried to access some games on my PS5, Fall Guys it worked but Obligations Y Destruction AllStars could not connect to pairing. The service status page says that this issue started around 6:33 PM ET, but online gamers noticed issues several hours earlier and a glance at DownDetector shows reports of issues spike at 1 PM ET. In this case at least, it seems like most people won’t have to go offline to try and play their games, and they may just have to change titles until it’s resolved.