The PlayStation Network this Thursday February 12, 2015 is all set for its scheduled maintenance update, which is expected to last for around five hours. The start time for PSN maintenance begins at 9 AM EDT (12:30 PM PDT / 5 PM GMT) and could finish around 12 Noon EDT (3:30 PM EDT / 10 PM UK GMT).
If you have already signed in to the PlayStation network before, you do not have to worry because you will be able to play your games online as well as accessing partner applications such as Netflix etc during the maintenance period.
Please remember services such as Account Management, Home and the PlayStation Store will not be available during the maintenance period.
Is this really a PSN maintenance check or is there more than meets the eyes?
The scheduled maintenance on the PlayStation Network is only a day before the PlayStation 4 free-play weekend, Sony have apologised in advanced for any inconvenience this will cause.