In news that most gamers dreaded but nearly all expected, Sony’s PSN network is facing log in issues as the platform struggles to stand up to demands of new PS4 owners.
The online portal has struggled to cope with the “extremely high volume” of log ons it’s received from new PS4 owners, leaving many frustrated and irate.
The network buckling means that gamers are unable to download the necessary ‘day one software patch’ which enables features such as Remote Play compatibility with the PS Vita, gameplay recording and Blu–ray and DVD playback.
The failure also prevents users from downloading games or even attempting online multiplayer on their new console, with the ability to record and share in game action also currently unavailable.
Although PS4 owners are able to download the crucial 300 MB update from the PlayStation Network website, and transfer it onto their console via a USB stick, this solution still doesn’t allow gamers online.
In what will undoubtedly be one of the busiest weekend of the year for the Japanese corporation, Sony must work quickly on a fix to allow the avalanche of eager gamers to compete with each other online.
The PS4 will set gamers back £349, a full £80 cheaper than the Xbox One from Microsoft and the console is also available in bundle deals such as the Killzone Mega Pack, costing £449.