Xbox LIVE faced with hours of downtime on the heels of Adam Orth’s ‘always online’ Xbox comment


Early afternoon yesterday, everyone began experiencing sign-in issues with Xbox LIVE. Microosft issued a statement immediately thereafter claiming that the company was working hard on a fix. “We’re still hard at work fixing the issue members are having signing in to Xbox LIVE. Thank you for your patience during this time. Keep checking back every 30 minutes for an update on our progress,” Microsoft had stated in a Tweet.

Now, fast forward to nearly 22 hours later, the service is still experiencing issues and is not 100%. “The current issues w/ LIVE service are being addressed & a resolution is on the way,” Microsoft stated yet again in a Tweet. Microsoft has not provided an exact reason as to why the service experienced hours of sign-in troubles and no exact timeframe has been given on when this issue will be completely resolved.

This outage resulted in crippling the Xbox console from playing in any multiplayer games, or accessing any entertainment apps such as Netflix and YouTube.

In case you have been hiding under a rock this past week, Microsoft’s (former) creative director Adam Orth shared his thoughts via Twitter about the next-gen Xbox featuring an “always on” connection. His tweets pretty much made Microsoft look bad. Orth mentioned that every device is always online and “thats the world we live in.”

Looks like the Xbox LIVE service outage comes at a bad time as it now raises doubts in everyones mind about the ‘always online’ statement. Regardless, the Xbox LIVE service should be working as of right now but it is not 100% fully restored. Go try it out and let us know in the comments below!

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