Several major gaming online services and well-known websites suffered internet outages today, causing problems for PlayStation, Xbox and more.
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Various online services, including PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Steam, went offline, according to dozens of reports that made their way across the web. The former two have been confirmed. Unsurprisingly, many users have shared their annoyance at not being able to access these services.
For example, anyone who logs into a PS system is presented with the message: “Services are busy now. We’ll be back soon.” The problem seems to stem from Akamai Technologies, with the DNS provider saying it has experienced a “service disruption.”
These issues have been going on since around 17:45 UK Time, however, seem to be slowly coming back online now.
Sony infamously experienced a PSN outage in 2011 that lasted 23 days, with an estimated 77 million accounts being compromised. There has been no official word from either Sony or Microsoft at the time of writing about the reason, though it will start to emerge soon. Although the official PlayStation Network site confirms that everything is back up and running.
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Meanwhile, Sony Interact Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said in a recent interview that the best games are the ones that players remember the most.