A shutdown hit Sony's PlayStation Network and Steam at the same time Valve.
Many users went to Twitter to share their problems, with many people unable to play online or buy video games.
The Steam Support Account has identified the problem. The PlayStation Support Account informed users that “clearing cache and cookies, or testing another browser, device, or other Internet connection (such as mobile data)May solve the problem.
Users of both the PlayStation 4 and Sony's new PlayStation 5 console have had similar problems, with the troubleshooting guide offering some help.
The problem seems to lie with Akamai, a large content delivery network company that facilitates Internet services for other companies.
«We know there is a problem with the Edge DNS service", States a statement on its website.
«We are actively investigating the issue. If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please contact Akamai Technical Support. We provide you with the latest available information, which is subject to change, corrections and updates.»
According to the DownDetector website, the issues started at 7:22 a.m. (Greek time), with the vast majority of DownDetector users (82%) not being able to connect to the PlayStation Network.
Similar issues were reported for Steam, with 59% of DownDetector users reporting that the site was unavailable and 25 percent having problems with online gaming.
The site also reports that servers EA Games, Call of Duty, Fortnite and FIFA are also experiencing downtime.