As PlayStation users across the world wonder whether they’ll ever get to change their names from (or to) xx_gokusephiroth420_xx, the option now seems closer than ever. Developers of multiplayer games tell Kotaku that they’re preparing for PlayStation Network name changes to finally come soon.
PSN is experiencing outages related to online gaming and social features. A notice on the official status page reads “You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features.” According to some, games affected include Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, and others. [Update - 10:44pm]: It’s working.
What’s up with the PlayStation Network? For the past week, Sony’s premium online service has been intermittently offline, with users reporting issues playing games, streaming videos, and logging into their accounts.
PlayStation Network is currently experiencing some problems. A note on the service’s status page reads: “You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience.”
Twitch broadcaster IronPhoenix87 was streaming Call of Duty on the PS4 for a few viewers late December when he was suddenly pummeled by dozens of random messages. “I have have hacked your twitch beware,” they read, over and over. “Spam by https://spampsn.com - - -.” IronPhoenix87 was playing an open game and doesn’t…
This morning, Sony quietly added two-step verification to the PlayStation Network, allowing users to add an extra layer of security to their PS4, PS3, and Vita accounts. Finally.
In recent days, the developers behind Rocket League and The Witcher 3 have both called for Sony to break down the walls separating PlayStation Network and Xbox Live and allow cross-platform multiplayer.
This week the PlayStation Network is holding a big sale. As a result of this, the transcendent role-playing game Suikoden II will run you a whopping $4, or $3 if you’ve got PlayStation Plus. There’s really no excuse not to buy this one.
Rocket League players on Xbox One will soon be able to play against PC players, as well. Microsoft said it’s now possible for developers to connect with “other console and PC networks,” potentially opening up true cross-platform play. Whether Sony would play ball, however, is an open question.
Sony has fixed a “network issue” that was preventing some Vita owners from accessing the PlayStation Store, the company said today.
Sony says PlayStation Network is—once again—having issues. PSN was down for me earlier today, but appears to be back online. Given The Division only has another day in closed beta, it’s not a great day for it to have issues!
Having been down for most of the day, Sony says that it’s PlayStation Network is now back up and running across both the US and Europe.
Some PlayStation 4 owners are having trouble playing their digitally pre-ordered copies of Until Dawn, and Sony says it’s looking into it. “Our store team is currently investigating the issue,” the company wrote on its support forums. Bummer.
Rocket League is the surprise hit of the summer, one that has plenty thinking “why didn’t anyone think of this before?” The developers of Rocket League did. They released Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars way back in 2008, but it went mostly ignored.
August PS and Games With Gold lineups are out! On PS Plus, it’s Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (PS4), Limbo (PS4), Sound Shapes (PS4, PS3, Vita), Stealth 2 (PS4, PS3, Vita), God of War Ascension (PS3), CastleStorm (PS3, Vita). On Xbox, it’s MGS: Ground Zeroes (XB1), How To Survive (XB1), Metro 2033 (360), and …
The PlayStation Network, a premium subscription service that occasionally lets you play video games online, has a lot of problems. PS4 fans want to change that.
The PlayStation Network is down. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but it’s a holiday in the US and most online-related PlayStation functions are, well, not functioning. The PSN status page details the mess. It only mentions PS3 and PS4 not working but my Vita also can’t get online.
If you’re a PlayStation owner in Europe, you may have experienced some ridiculously slow downloads speeds the last few days. Can you imagine waiting 48 hours to download a game?! That’s a reality for some folks right now.
Over the past few years, Sony's PlayStation Network has proven itself to be totally resilient and definitely not susceptible to any sort of major hack. So of course, it's perfectly reasonable that they still don't have two-step verification.