Microsoft Responds to Widespread Xbox Live Outage

Microsoft Responds Widespread Xbox Live Outage

XBox Live users found themselves shut out of the service en masse Tuesday.

Users learned that their Xbox Live problem wasn’t an isolated incident from the update on the Xbox service-status blog.

“For our members that are currently unable to sign in to their Xbox LIVE accounts, we’re right here with you!” The company wrote at 12:34 PDT. “We’ve got our team engaged and they are working hard to get everything back to normal as expediently as possible.”

Microsoft has since removed the message and changed the status to “up and running.”

The outage affected the Xbox 360 console, Windows 8 computers, the company’s Windows smartphone software and Xbox.com.

Not only does Xbox Live allow playing videogames online, but many users also watch videos on Netflix and Hulu, stream music and surf the Web via the console. The outage was also reportedly affecting the ability to post and view messages on Xbox’s online forums.

Users have long complained about issues with the online component of the console. Microsoft experienced a similar widespread Xbox Live outage in April, and technical problems caused Xbox fans to be apprehensive of the “always-online” upcoming Xbox One. The doubts caused Microsoft to backtrack and take away the always-online stipulation.

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  1. david bass says:

    alex what was ment by everybody ? it was never down.

  2. david bass says:

    i was on xbox live all day Tuesday i had not one connection problem all worked fine and lie about abox live . xbox is a great system and xbox live is super user friendly, and has never had an outage they do maintenance once a year but the give notice before they do.

  3. Shangeiy L. says:

    Perhaps the NSA was doing some backdoor maintenance?

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