If you struggled to access online multiplayer games on PS5 or PS4 today, you may have noticed that PSN was down -- but it looks like Sony has fixed the outage ... mostly, that is.
PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 reported throughout Wednesday issues accessing online multiplayer games, with Sony's own server network status site showing problems with gaming and social, PlayStation Now and PlayStation Store.
Some players reported that PlayStation Network wasn't recognizing their PS Plus subscription (required for accessing many of PlayStation's multiplayer games), which was stopping them from accessing online play. We tested it out for ourselves and found we were unable to play several online games that require PS Plus, but could access several others that did not. TechRadar reached out to Sony for an explanation, but the company did not reply.
But good news! The PlayStation Network is (mostly) back online now, with the PlayStation network Server Status page now showing issues only with the PlayStation Now service. Sony has acknowledged the remaining problem and has said it's "working to resolve the issue as soon as possible".
For all the details on the outage, and how it impacted Sony's services, read our live blog below and experience the events in real time with us.