Booting up games from your library.

In case you have been living under a rock, you should have noticed by now with what appears to be a global outage of PlayStation Network services.

Unfortunately being blocked from online-only play is the least of the problems, with PlayStation Plus games requiring an online check-in in order to boot up and games you actually own appearing broke within the Library.

During this outage when selecting a game you own - and currently installed on your PlayStation 4 console - to play, you'll be greeted with the below screen..

Game unable to boot

As you can see, with the PlayStation Network down it's unable to retrieve any of the data necessary for you to boot up the game. Thankfully there's a quick workaround to boot-up any game you currently own and have installed on your PlayStation 4 hard drive.

When viewing your Library of game titles on the PlayStation 4 dashboard, don't click the title - instead highlight the game you wish to play, select Options and Start Application.

Boot from Options

This will boot up the game instantly, overriding the standard Overview Screen that normally appears. But be aware once again that this only works for titles you currently own (not games obtained through PlayStation Plus) and you have already installed to your PlayStation 4 console.

Is the PlayStation Network outage affecting you? Let me know in the comments below.


The PlayStation Network currently supports all of their console and handheld devices with a worldwide network of connected global users.

Since the PlayStation 4 launch, Sony have charged users to access online 'premium' titles, whilst giving away digital games through their monthly PlayStation Plus service.

News by: David Robinson
Twitter: @5ypher

Posted on 5th January 2016