PSN Down On Mortal Kombat Release Date – They Thought Ahead

Today marks the release of the long awaited Mortal Kombat 9 game, however the day has been overshadowed by the fact that the Playstation Network is down!

Sony has confirmed that the PSN is suffering from technical difficulties and could be down for as much as 2 days, which lets face it in gaming terms is more like 2 months! What makes the crash even worse is the fact that the new Mortal Kombat game and others launched today and some players would want to jump straight online and enjoy it with their friends, Portal 2 being one in particular according to Escapist Magazine.

Although the unavailability of the PSN will frustrate gamers across the world, those who have just bought a copy of Mortal Kombat 9 may not be worrying too much. Luckily the game’s biggest strength lies in its single player campaign, where a “deep story mode” awaits, so it could seem like a stroke of genius from NeatherRealm Studios. The online and co-op play will have to wait for now but there is enough content there to keep you entertained for plenty of hours.

The PSN has been down since last night, so hopefully we will see it back up and running by tomorrow, it is not clear what the exact fault is. There have been whispers that it is the work of hackers, who repeatedly plague the system; however the hacker activist group Anonymous says it has nothing to do with the situation, according to Game Spy. Is the PSN down where you are? Leave us your thoughts on the PSN failing again and if you have been able to get on at all.

  • Strawberystriker

    Oh god. Why? i was so looking forward to playing black ops today… oh well time to play split screen…

  • Genius

    Its just routine maintenance.. I was playing MK last night online till 3 AM AZ time, If it had been a hit by hackers all PSN network would have been down, mine only shut down this morning at 10 AM AZ time.. Will be up by 4 PM today the 21st.

  • simon

    i sick of it i selling my ps3 and getting a xbox again

  • Spin

    Funny… I haven’t seen any major issues. I played several king of the hill matches the day the game released, last night, and again this morning. I did get cut off once, but it was only due to my roommate tripping over the power cord for the router.

    Even the leaderboards after two days show thousands of ranked and player matches that have been played over PSN, and every time I’ve gotten on there are lots of people in the public rooms chatting and challenging each other to one-on-one games.

    If PSN was down, it certainly wasn’t for long, and hardly interrupted anything.

  • http://Google Ps3–Monsterr

    It’s soooooo aggravating to be without my ps3. I hate black ops but I play mw2 alot. Add me. My name is FLaMaBLE_iCeCuBe. Tryout for my clan too.

  • sub zero

    stupid ass hackers!!
    you know its them cuz of the recent activities thats been going down on the psn
    they think they're so fuckin bad and heroic. they think they're fucking robin hood when they're just pissing us all off and making sony look bad.
    play the damn system like your suppose to and quit messing with the whole fucking psn
    i cant play online at it fucking sucks

  • Xaivy DShau

    im in MD and mine was down all yesterday. Yea, so i couldnt play but thanks to the gears beta im switch'n over to the xbx for a while. Even hackers are gett'n the beta for free when i had to jump through hoops to get my hands on it. Hackers tho have made technology more user friendly, theyr a double edged blade…… Please, help your fellow gamers. Times like this we need you more now than ever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/GacktGaku Jung JiHoon

      Yes I Also Live In Maryland/DC & My PSN Is Still Down
      As Soon As I make Combos That Take 45% Dmg Down
      It Goes Bleeeeh !

  • mark

    it's free stop bitchin!!!!!

  • xmexicanx85

    iwanted to play mk9 online but psn aint workin
    add me xmexicanx85

  • Custy

    Im in ontario canada and ive not been able to get online since atleast 7am thursday morning e.s.t. I have been checking periodically over the last two days to see if it was up yet but as you all know this hasnt happened YET. I did finally complete the campaign mode though on black ops. Its also worth noting that the ps3’s internet capabilities are still functioning, its just the playstation network that has been crashed. I have also noted that im getting “psn is down for maintenence” which to me is better then error 80021ablah blah. Because it tells the user the problem exists but its in the network, not the individual system. Add me psn id: custy

  • Custy

    Reposted from zekececil14:

    Read this in knowledge center

    We’re aware certain functions of PlayStation Network are down. It may be a full day or two before we’re able to get the service completely back up and running. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we’ll update you again as soon as we can. Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter.

    During this time you may:

    Not be able to access the PlayStation®Store

    Have difficulty signing in to the PlayStation®Network

    Not be able to play online games

    See a maintenance page when attempting to access the PlayStation®Network

     

    Note: When you log into the PlayStation Network, a message may appear which states, “the PlayStation Network has been suspended”.  This does notmean that your account has been suspended; it simply means the PlayStation Network has been taken offline.  Please wait until the maintenance window has passed before attempting to connect to the PlayStation Network again.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.