PSN subscribers all across Australia, as well as Europe and America, are unable to access the PlayStation Network.
That’s not all, though; users are also finding that they are unable to load up some games offline, among them new releases Heavy Rain and Dante’s Inferno.
PSN users are unable to sign into their accounts, check their trophies or sign into the network. The error code displayed is 8001050F, along with a message, “Registration of the trophy information could not be completed. The game will now quit.”
Sony is aware of the problem and is trying to figure out the cause.
“We’re aware that many of you are having problems connecting to PSN, and yes, we’re looking into it. Stay tuned for updates,” read a post on Sony’s official PlayStation Twitter feed three hours ago.
An update half an hour ago read, “We’re narrowing down the issue and continue to work to restore service to all. Updates as soon as we have them.”
Users are speculating that the problem could be a Y2K-style bug in the console’s calendar, with dates being reset to 31 December 1999, although gaming news website Kotaku pointed out that it could have something to do with the PSN website’s weekend redesign.