As of Sunday, February 28th there have been widespread reports of Playstation 3 network failures. It seems that owners of PS3 systems produced before 2009 are experiencing some sort of Y2K-esque internal clock issues which prevent everything from trophy recognition to playing entire games.
The scary thing is that, from what they are letting on, Sony has no real grasp of the reasons behing this issue. They had this to say on Sunday, “We’re narrowing down the issue and continue to work to restore service to all. Updates as soon as we have them”.
As of this morning Playstation Europe gave us a slight update saying, “Rest assured, we’ve many people working on fixing this issue. As soon as we have some news, we’ll let you know.” And later “Please don’t trust info regarding this issue unless from an official Sony source. We will be updating you the second we have some news.”
These are scary times indeed for those of us who have fully invested in the downloadable gaming market. PSN games such as Flower and even the recently released Japanese version of Final Fantasy XIII are completely unplayable as of the moment.
Let’s hope that the wizards at Sony can fix this mess before the angree mobs start to form outside of their doors.