In an oddly considerate bit of timing just ahead of PlayStation’s first major Direct-style show, users are struggling to login to their Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles right now.
Update #2, 2:10pm AEDT: Hooray! It’s all back for Team Green once more.
The outage, confirmed by the Xbox Support Twitter account, is affecting the Microsoft Store, access to subscriptions, online gaming and Project xCloud. Services went down at approximately 7:15am AEDT, according to Microsoft, making this one of the longest outages in a while.
Users, naturally, took the outage well. It’s also unfortunate for developers, particularly the makers of Outriders which had just released their demo earlier this morning.
Tell Jim Ryan to fix Xbox live please. We all know it’s his fault
— Red Dead Chief (@RedDeadChief_) February 25, 2021
wellll you know, @Outriders demo released and @Xbox live is down, what do you wanna talk about haha.. What great opportunities await you bro? its been awesome to see you go from the first designs to where you are now
— TG DuAc (@TGDuAc1) February 25, 2021
I can’t connect too Xbox live pic.twitter.com/tFEkpap72U
— Woke Fum (@WokeFum) February 25, 2021
Looks like I'm signed in to Xbox Live, but unable to sign into the Outriders' server. I suppose it's because you guys are being blasted right now.
— The Invisible Ban (@InvisibleBan) February 25, 2021