[UPDATE] Tomorrow’s scheduled downtime has been postponed. No date has been given, but updates to follow. Source: Twitter
Tomorrow, Thursday March 1st, the PlayStation network will be down from 8am Pacific to 10pm Pacific during what Sony is calling a “significant maintenance period”. Everyone will be signed out, the store will be inaccessible as well as PlayStation Home and any online play or leaderboards. The post on the PlayStation Blog was absent of any details other than the day and time.
There is a lot of speculation about the maintenance. Could it be Vita-related or a security vulnerability being patched up? I do want to note, it is listed as a significant maintenance “period”, which could be speaking about the length of planned down time (14 hours).
Nevertheless, download your games, demos, videos, get your high scores and fast times posted today, while you can!
Source: PS Blog