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PlayStation Network is down intermittently today as gamers prepare for Destiny’s beta

Above: Bungie's collaborative shooter Destiny in action.

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The Destiny beta test starts today on PlayStation platforms, but an issue with Sony’s online infrastructure might cause some issues.

PlayStation Network is suffering intermittent connection problems according to the service’s support website. This is different from Sony’s typical scheduled maintenance that regularly causes PSN to go offline for a few hours every couple of weeks. Developer Bungie is launching the beta for its sci-fi shooter Destiny later today on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, and the anticipation for that is could be overburdening PSN.

“The PlayStation Network is currently experiencing high volume and users may experience issues when connecting to the service,” reads a post on Sony’s support forum. “We will update you with any changes that may occur in regards to this issue. Thank you for your patience.”

We’ve asked Sony for more details and whether it expects to resolve the problems quickly. We’ll update this post with any new information.

Destiny’s beta started at 10 a.m. Pacific today. Bungie gave away thousands of codes, and anyone who preordered will also get access. That means that plenty of people will likely spend much of today trying to get into the test.

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2 comments
Patrick Nilsen
Patrick Nilsen

Wierd how this always happen.. Maybe not wierd.. Even my Mother might have seen this comming and done something to prevent it..

Tuomas Butzow
Tuomas Butzow

The fucking idiots didn't even prepare for it. What a bunch of bull, you have the most expensive game ever produced, and Sony is so incompetent they didn't even prepare for a high volume. So now, while they twiddle their thumbs we have to wait to play the beta that should have already been downloaded. Fuck you sony, figure your shit out before the last minute.