The lights are on
Update #2: In case you were wondering what went wrong with Xbox Live today, here's an official statement from Microsoft.
"At 10:50 a.m. PDT today, the Xbox Live Services teams were making some networking changes that resulted in a connectivity error for all users in accessing Xbox Live and Xbox.com. Our engineering teams quickly reversed the change and all systems are restored."
Update #1: Everything seems to be working again. Carry on.
We received numerous tips (and have confirmed ourselves) that the Xbox Live service and Xbox.com are both currently down. We've reached out to Microsoft to find out what's causing the outage. The new Xbox Wire site is still live, however.
We will update with more information as it's available.
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Its like one big soap opera. All the drama and attention is probably gonna boost sales, I dunno how but it will.
Well, that outage didn't last.
Good thing I didn't try getting on xbox live,at least it's fixed now
I've been having issues with Live for the past couple days, hopefully whatever maintenance they did will clear it up.
Exactly why the always connected idea wont work yet because sometimes s#it happens but atleast when it does you can play offline!
As you guys were saying about Xbox never having outages....?
Hmmm.... What if this would've happened with Xbox one?
This is exactly why it was a problem for the Xbox One to tie offline play to their own servers. Thank god they changed course on that.
Imagine if this was their servers on Xbox one with always on DRM. you wouldn't be able to turn on/play your console. Thats how stupid their first attempt was.
Now imagine someone hacked them, like they did for the ps3, so you couldn't use your console for weeks. I'm glad they changed it.