We imagine that the word downtime makes Sony Online Entertainment
employees cringe, convulse, and eye-twitch for hours on end after last summer's disastrous hacker-induced service outage
. Happily, though, the next service interruption is planned, and we've got plenty of notice.
SOE will be performing maintenance
this Monday, April 23rd, and the firm says that all of its game services will be unavailable for approximately 24 hours. The downtime starts at 3:01 a.m. EDT. Commerce transactions and account management functionality will also be affected, so you might as well cross all of your SOE-related plans off Monday's calendar.