(Pocket-lint) – PlayStation Plus is down. PS5 and PS4 owners around the world are reporting issues connecting to online games, with PlayStation Network appearing to be the problem.
The issues started early this morning (UK time) and are apparently affecting users who have downloaded and installed the new system software on their consoles.
We’ve tried Grand Theft Auto Online and FIFA 22 and can’t access online multiplayer game modes on either. On FIFA 22, we are thrown back to the Ultimate Team menu screen every time we try to start a match (in all multiplayer modes). GTA Online presents an even bigger problem – it claims we don’t even have an active PS Plus subscription.
The same problem is reported for many other online games and by many users.
DownDetector showed problems since about 9am GMT.
PlayStation has yet to comment, with its UK customer service Twitter account saying @AskPS_UK, simply stating that it is “aware that some players are experiencing issues with PlayStation Plus functionality” in responses to affected players. He also says the team is “investigating immediately.”
The new system software was first made available today, Wednesday, March 23, 2022. It adds voice control, user interface improvements, and a number of fixes.
It also seems to have screwed up PS Plus. For now, at least.
Written by Rik Henderson.