PSN down for maintenance today

PlayStation Network will go down for a bit of scheduled maintenance later today, Sony’s just announced.

Originally planned for yesterday, the downtime can be expected between 4.30PM today and 7AM tomorrow (UK time). Playing online during the maintenance hours is possible, though users are asked to sign before 4.30PM if they wish to do so.

Fears of losing earned trophies are also quelled; “During this maintenance, you can continue to collect in-game trophies and these will be updated on your profile once PlayStation Network is back up and running.”

Sony doesn’t specifically say what the downtime is for, though we can only imagine it has something to do with PlayStation Store’s planned return before the end of the week.