PSN is currently experiencing issues with some services as users are reporting a surge of problem ranging from issues with multiplayer to having trouble going online on PlayStation Network.
The official status page for the PlayStation Network also lists the service having issues with Gaming and Social part of the PSN. The error message reads the following.
Gaming And Social
Affected Platforms: PS4™
Affected Services: 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.
Status: 07/13/2018, 12:46 AM
Rest of the services appear to be running as usual so it seems like Sony is working on resolving it as soon as possible.
There are some theories surrounding these issues that point towards the launch of Season 5 of Fortnite being one of the major cause of this downtime, however, the same is not true for Microsoft’s Xbox Live so perhaps this is some other internal problem.
In the meanwhile, if you are currently experiencing any problem, keep an eye on the official status page for PlayStation Network and hopefully, it will be resolved soon.
Let us know if you have managed to have any luck with connecting to the PlayStation Network in the comments below.