Online features will be inaccessible for seven hours on bank holiday Monday
In Europe the work is scheduled to start at 5:40pm on bank holiday Monday and runs until 12:50am BST on Tuesday August 26th.
Sony state during the maintenance the following services will be out of action.
- PlayStation Store on all devices
- PlayStation Network Account Management
- PlayStation Network Account Registration
- Entertainment services
- Online gameplay
Network maintenance is also scheduled in North America, which will run from 9:40am to 4:50pm Pacific Time.
Work in North America will be less invasive according to Sony, who state, “If you’ve signed in to the network any time since August 20th you will be able to play games online and access partner apps such as Netflix during this maintenance period”
The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management features will be taken down in the US during the maintenance.
Sony’s US division state the downtime will be used to "deploy a series of back-end improvements to the network".