PS4 Servers Down As PSN Experiencing Issues, Rendering Some Games Unplayable [UPDATE: FIXED!]
[UPDATE] The issues with the PlayStation Network appear to be fixed now, according to the PSN Status website. The original story follows below.
If you're unable to play a game right now on PS4, it may not just be you. Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Network is currently suffering from issues which may specifically impact your ability to get online and play games.
"We're aware that users are having issues accessing some features on PSN," Sony said through its official Twitter support account. "Thanks for your patience as we investigate." It doesn't offer any further specifics, but a look at PSN's status page identifies the Gaming And Social services as being the problem area. The message there states, "You may have some difficulty launching games, applications, or online features. Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, and we thank you for your patience."
A variety of game developers have also noted the problems facing players of their games, including Bungie with Destiny 2. It's unclear what's causing the issue, though the biggest event of the day is no doubt the launch of Fortnite Season 5, which brought a major new update and all sorts of changes and additions to the popular battle royale game. That game is facing what appear to be its own, unrelated issues on PS4, as Epic's status page notes that some players are unable to join a party with their friends. Across all platforms, the game is also facing in-game voice chat problems.
We'll report back as new details are shared.