Xbox Live Services Fully Operational After Lengthy Downtime Period
Xbox Live services are now fully operational after a lengthy downtime period. The issue began when users weren’t able to purchase certain games, including Rocket League, Roblox, and SMITE, as well as Cloud gaming features. Xbox Support acknowledged the issue of users not being able to launch games on Xbox consoles and through Cloud gaming.
The console maker assured that its team was investigating the issue, and that further details would be made available on Twitter and the official Xbox Live status page when there’s more information to share.
We're aware that some users may be unable to launch games on Xbox consoles and through Cloud gaming, and our teams are investigating. We'll update here and on our status page when we have more information to share. https://t.co/kQKp1LYR4o
— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) May 6, 2022
It took several days, but the Xbox Support team was finally able to resolve the issue concerning the inability of Xbox user to make purchases and launch games. The Support team was also able to fix the problem some users were facing with Cloud Gaming sessions, which couldn’t be joined over the last few days.
Players should no longer be seeing issues when it comes to purchases, launching games, or joining Cloud Gaming sessions. Thanks for being patient. Happy gaming! https://t.co/WTAzvBkgcY
— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) May 8, 2022
Xbox Support thanked players for being patient over the last few days of issues with Xbox Live services. Downtime issues aside, Xbox Cloud Gaming has been creating a lot of positive buzz lately. For starters, the popular battle royale game Fortnite is now playable on Xbox Cloud Gaming. It has already been offered on a variety of devices, and it is now moving to the cloud. Nvidia’s streaming network, GeForce Now, has also made the game available. However, playing Fortnite with GeForce Now requires a subscription. This isn’t the case with Xbox Cloud Gaming, where Fortnite is available for free on the streaming service.
Rumor has it that Microsoft’s Xbox Everywhere service will also allow you to play your purchased games via Xbox Cloud Gaming. At this time, it’s unclear whether a subscription cost will be involved. Nvidia now lets you use GeForce Now to play your PC games on Steam and Epic Games Store. It does, however, necessitate that you subscribe to the service.