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Sony Announces PlayStation Network Will Be Down For Scheduled Two-Hour Maintenance

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(Photo : Eric Thayer/Getty Images) Users who have been able to activate their account will still be able to play games and use some apps while the maintenance is ongoing.

Sony has announced that there will be a scheduled two-hour maintenance of the PlayStation Network (PSN) servers this week.

Sony says that the upcoming two-hour maintenance on Tuesday, April 19 is intended to bring improvements to PSN. The maintenance will start at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. on the user's local timezone.

The maintenance will start on Monday, April 18 at 9:30 p.m. for Pacific Standard Time, according to GameSpot.

Platforms affected by the maintenance are the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation 3, the PS Vita and the Web.

Users are reminded that they will still be able to sign in to their PSN account, play games and use some apps, but some features will not be functional.

"You will not be able to access Account Management, PlayStation Video, and PlayStation Store during this maintenance," Sony said on PlayStation.com.

"We apologize for any inconvenience. We recommend activating your PS4 as your primary console before maintenance begins so you can continue to play most games and use 3rd party services during maintenance," they continued.

Sony also stated that it is "working hard" to reduce the the time it takes for this type of maintenance. 

Sony strives to make sure that all of its services are always available, but it needed to take PSN offline in order to "implement feature enhancements."

There are no details on what these enhancements are going to be, but it's safe to say that it will benefit all users in the end. 

However, this might irk a lot of users who were planning on buying something from the PayStation Store or those who simply want to manage their accounts.

The upcoming scheduled maintenance follows the PlayStation 4's major 3.5 update, which was released earlier this month.

Design & Trend previously reported that the PS4's 3.5 update included Remote Play support for both the PC and Mac as well as the addition of numerous social features.

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