Microsoft investigating Xbox Live downtime

Xbox Live has gone down.

At approximately 4:45pm (GMT), the service went down unexpectedly. Microsoft is aware of the issue and posted the following on the “Service Status” page of the Xbox website: “Users may experience difficulties with the following services:

• Signing into Xbox LIVE from an Xbox console
• Signing into Xbox LIVE from

It continued: “We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

In addition, the Xbox Support Twitter account tweeted: “We are aware of the issues some users are having with Xbox Live and are actively investigating. Thanks for your patience.


David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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