What started as downtime in the PlayStation Network last Thursday has gradually snowballed into a very serious problem for gamers. The inability to connect to PSN has rendered Gran Turismo 5‘s online features and races useless, with angst is growing in our forums and around the world.
If you haven’t heard, Sony is blaming the downtime due to an “external intrusion” of the network, but have not yet provided a time frame on when they will bring the system back online.
One bit of good news: a new “muscle car” Seasonal Event became available in GT5 shortly before PSN went down. A few of our users were able to grab the updated event, which should become available to everyone once the service is back online. At least GT Academy time trials aren’t under way at the moment…! Good luck to the PlayStation Network engineers.