Sony have revealed they are currently reducing the download speeds of the Playstation Network all across Europe. This is due to the amount of traffic they have experienced across the region due to COVID-19 and quarantine.
Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in a blog post:
Playing videogames enables players all over the world to connect with friends and family and enjoy much needed entertainment during these uncertain times. Sony Interactive Entertainment is working with internet service providers in Europe to manage download traffic to help preserve access for the entire internet community.
We believe it is important to do our part to address internet stability concerns as an unprecedented number of people are practicing social distancing and are becoming more reliant on internet access.
Players may experience somewhat slower or delayed game downloads but will still enjoy robust gameplay. We appreciate the support and understanding from our community, and their doing their part, as we take these measures in an effort to preserve access for everyone.