After an outage lasted several hours, the PlayStation Network has now been restored to full functionality by Sony Computer Entertainment, as confirmed by the official status page.
While Sony Computer Entertainment has not disclosed the reasons behind the outage, if you want to put in some late night online gaming now you can.
It certainly has been a while since the last time Sony’s network suffered such a long interruption, but hopefully it’s an isolated case that won’t repeat itself in the near future.
Update: Apparently we can expect an extension to our subscriptions to make up for the lost time, as mentioned by PlayStation’s Twitter account.
Thanks for your patience today – stay tuned for details on PS Plus, PS Now, and video rental extensions.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) January 5, 2016