Looks like another round of PlayStation maintenance is incoming. Sony has announced that August 15th the PSN will go under maintenance, effecting The PS4, PS3, PS Vita as well as Sony’s web based services.
The maintenance is expected to last around 30 minutes. If you have a PSN account already you should be able to log in and play games and use “Most” applications during this period. The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Video, and Account Management will be unavailable during maintenance.
This type of maintenance is not uncommon and shouldn’t last long or cause any long lasting issues. “We apologise for any inconvenience,” Sony said in a statement.
“We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.” — Sony
This maintenance could be laying the ground work for the upcoming PS4 5.0 firmware beta. No official reason has been given for the maintenance but don’t expect it to go on very long. Most of us probably wont even know it is happening.