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PSN currently experiencing connection issues

Sony has confirmed PSN is currently experiencing connection issues, with the service not working for many gamers.
 
PlayStation users are having issues accessing the PlayStation Network at present, with some unable to log in to the service whatsoever.
 
Sony has acknowledged the current issues, saying that it has engineers working to solve the problems.
 
“We are aware that some players are seeing drops on PSN. Engineers are on the case and investigating,” came the tweet from the official Ask PlayStation account.
 
The current status listed for PSN on the support page is that is it experiencing “heavy network traffic”.
 
Read more: Upcoming PS4 games 2015

 
Both Sony and Microsoft suffered DDoS attacks from the hacker group known as the Lizard Squad over the Christmas period.
 
PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were rendered inaccessible to the thousands of gamers trying to access the services over the Christmas holidays, with brand new consoles and games affected by the attack.
 
Sony has apologised for the interruptions to PSN access by offering gamers a five day extension on their PlayStation Plus accounts – providing they had an active subscription or free trial on December 25.
 
There’s also a one-time 10 per cent PSN discount for one basket-load of games inbound too. That discount will be available for all PSN account holders to use.
 
Both compensatory gifts will be available at a later, but still unknown, date.
 
January’s PlayStation Plus games include infamous: First Light, The Swapper, Prototype 2, DuckTales Remastered, Whoa Dave! And Duke Nukem: 3D Megatron Edition and can be downloaded later today – if PSN behaves itself.

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