Looks like anoth­er round of PlaySta­tion main­te­nance is incom­ing. Sony has announced that August 15th the PSN will go under main­te­nance, effect­ing The PS4, PS3, PS Vita as well as Sony’s web based ser­vices.

The main­te­nance is expect­ed to last around 30 min­utes. If you have a PSN account already you should be able to log in and play games and use “Most” appli­ca­tions dur­ing this peri­od. The PlaySta­tion Store, PlaySta­tion Video, and Account Man­age­ment will be unavail­able dur­ing main­te­nance.

This type of main­te­nance is not uncom­mon and shouldn’t last long or cause any long last­ing issues. “We apol­o­gise for any incon­ve­nience,” Sony said in a state­ment.

We strive to ensure that PlaySta­tion Net­work ser­vices are avail­able at all times, but occa­sion­al­ly we must take PlaySta­tion Net­work offline to per­form essen­tial main­te­nance and imple­ment fea­ture enhance­ments. We are work­ing hard to reduce the dura­tion of each main­te­nance.” — Sony

This main­te­nance could be lay­ing the ground work for the upcom­ing PS4 5.0 firmware beta. No offi­cial rea­son has been giv­en for the main­te­nance but don’t expect it to go on very long. Most of us prob­a­bly wont even know it is hap­pen­ing.