Playstation Plus subscribers suffered a whole 12 hours without gameplay January 4,2016. The servers were having issues and it took Sony 12 solid hours to get things up and running. While gamers suffer Sony was losing revenue and reputation.
There are plenty of games you can play without having to subscribe to Sony’s monthly-gaming subscription service. But games like Elder Scrolls Online and DC Universe Online absolutely need a connection. In addition to multi-player games being disconnected, users couldn’t use social features, or update account information.
So if you’re a Playstation-Plus subscriber check your email. Sony made good on their word with supplying a 1-day free code.