Here we go again.  If you were looking to play on the PSN, today will not be that day.  The Playstation blog has announced that they are running routine maintenance all day today so the service will be unavailable from 8am until 10pm PST.

PlayStation Network will be offline for routine scheduled maintenance on Thursday, November 17th from approximately 8am until 10pm PST.

During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:

In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from However, some users may be able to play online during the maintenance.

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.

Stay tuned to the PlayStation Twitter feed for updates and a notice when maintenance has concluded.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sony have not given any explanation as to why there will be “routine” maintenance on such short notice. Feel free to speculate as much as possible in the comments section below.