Update 6/11: Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox Live services have been restored.
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Microsoft Xbox Live service is generally quite reliable, but seems to have had more issues than usual lately. In May, there were numerous Xbox Live issues over the course of a few days, causing headaches for Xbox gamers who just wanted to play their games. And in the age of digital media, even playing games offline can be tricky when an Xbox console isn’t always connected to the company’s online services.
Last month’s Xbox Live outage issues have finally been resolved, but the service has been down again since Saturday, June 11. Microsoft specifically flagged two areas of Xbox Live that are currently not working. As of this writing, anyone trying to take advantage of Xbox cloud gaming, available through their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, is completely unable to do so. Not only that, but Xbox gamers are reporting difficulty launching games and connecting to Xbox online services in general.
The good news is that Microsoft is aware of the issue and is working on a fix. Most of the time, Microsoft is able to resolve Xbox Live service issues relatively quickly, so hopefully fans don’t have to wait too long for the issue to be resolved. However, there have been instances in the past where Xbox Live issues have dragged on, as was the case with the May issues, but hopefully we don’t see a repeat of this and the issues are resolved. rapidly.
Is Xbox Live down today?
It’s a bad time for Xbox Live to be down because it’s a huge weekend for Microsoft and the Xbox brand. While E3 2022 is canceled, Microsoft will be hosting an E3-equivalent presentation called Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on Sunday, June 12 at 10 a.m. PT. The showcase is expected to last around 95 minutes and will focus on a variety of upcoming games being developed for Xbox consoles. Some heavy hitters are expected to make an appearance at the show, so Xbox fans should be sure to tune in.
Unfortunately, if these Xbox Live issues persist, Xbox gamers may have difficulty watching the showcase on their console. Xbox Live service issues are unlikely to last that long, but we’ll see what happens. We will update this article as soon as Xbox Live services are fully restored.
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