Xbox One live services return to operation

[UPDATE] All systems restored in the United States and United Kingdom.

[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, all Xbox One live services returned to normal operation.

The original story is below.

Various Xbox Live services for Xbox One are currently unavailable for some users in the United States and United Kingdom, according to the Xbox Live status pages for both regions.

Using prepaid cards or codes for downloadable items or Xbox Live subscriptions is one of the affected services for the UK. However, GameSpot was able to redeem a 12-month Xbox Live code today from our office in London.

What's more, joining other Xbox Live members in online games and posting game performance or viewing the performance of other member is also currently unavailable for some in the US and UK.

In addition, Microsoft acknowledged that players in the US and UK are experiencing issues joining the Squad Assault game mode for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Microsoft said it is "hard at work" with Activision to bring this service back online.

It is not clear how many are affected by the Xbox Live issues today are or when the services are expected to return to normal operation. A Microsoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

270 comments
meatz666
meatz666

Funny MS saying that "always on" is the future when even they can't keep their network on.

virtualskill
virtualskill

lol PSN is the better choice this gen for sure.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

They should use the power of the cloud to fix this lol j/k

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

More next gen growing pains. No network is infallible, not even xbox live.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

thank you gamespot. {"msg": "None", "status": "error", "error_type": "ServiceUnavailableError", "code": 503}

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Nothing better then network blunder.. <Sarcasm)  No matter the generation you're in..  Fossil, Past or Now. Users end up paying for it money and in investment.   Thumbs down to all 1%...

Paul2004
Paul2004

Who didnt see this coming after they took the online patch down ?. Was bound to happen when all those xbones connected at the same time...moral of the story, if your gonna force us to download a fix it patch to make the brick work then atleast prepare your service before hand...having other download methods helps ;)

deathblow3
deathblow3

people and this nsa stuff is really stupid the nsa requested email copies from hotmail and ms mail servers, which they are required to do per george bush. and now people believe they are allowed to hack hardware hey fellas the police can do this to its called a search warrent. still has to be a physical stored place. they cant hack hardware to spy on you at least not yet. people that believe otherwise needs to get real. if that was true the last few incidents that happen these's last few years would have. or all the years prior there is not enough governmental man power to spy on everyone.

howiex89
howiex89

hmmm, never noticed :S 

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

" Our fecal candies are now back in stock."

Same difference.  Day one DLC, Map packs, micro transactions in fully paid for games, Gold pay wall in front of everything, nickel and diming consumers to death for content that should already be on the disc.  Each generation becomes more crap.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Call of Duty: Ghosts looks great on Xbox One.

Xbox it's the official platform for CoD.

Fabian85
Fabian85

Wow just like sony, differents shades of shit.

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

Broken console and broken services, tut, tut.

warriors30
warriors30

Let's all download Angry Birds for $50! Wouldn't that be fun? (X_X)

tjkraz
tjkraz

I thought by now the Sony fanboys would be too busy playing games on their brand new console to flame every Microsoft / Xbox topic.

Then I saw the reviews for Killzone and Knack...

northArrow
northArrow

@maniacalpoet Considering the shit they give us through the games with gold promotion, I don't know if I'd want that

Vodoo
Vodoo

@Paul2004 It had nothing to do with the update patch. It's a Call of Duty game mode and people using prepaid cards to buy shit.

Fastnova00007
Fastnova00007

@pyro1245 Apparently...I've been playing all day no issues, well other than BF4 being a buggy turd pile currently....

SkyAboveThePort
SkyAboveThePort

@deathblow3 there's no law allowing nsa to do it, but there's also no law against it, so yeah, if they CAN do it, they probably will...

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

Exactly why I don't want one. COD box 2.0. However I'm glad you guys enjoy your recycled shooters.

tomservo51
tomservo51

Digital download prices on both systems are criminal!

northArrow
northArrow

@tjkraz I thought by now Xbots would be too busy playing games on their new cable box to whine about Sony fans


Then I saw the reviews for Ryse and Dead Rising 3

Paul2004
Paul2004

@Vodoo That wouldnt surprise me, prob more than 1 cause afterall (COD wouldnt be the only game....but i can see why this would have an impact unfortunately...). Still to be expected at launch when Live is a absolute must to patch the thing plus all the fanboys wanting brand new toys, who said money cant by happiness eh lol

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

@MapleLeafKush @Diegoctba 

I don't know why everybody always complains. Xbox One has less FPS than PS4. I don't care about that, i'm tired of FPS. I like more sport games, action, rpgs.

warriors30
warriors30

@tomservo51 Yep...but that's the price you have to pay when you're too lazy to put on some pants and leave the house. Those Angry Birds don't come for free.

I don't even like birds.

tjkraz
tjkraz

@northArrow @tjkraz Oh, come on.  You can be a little more creative than that.  

Actually, as an Xbox One owner it makes perfect sense for me to be reading a story like this.  What doesn't make sense is the PS4 fans wasting their time trolling Xbox stories.  I have no interest in reading or commenting on stories related to the PS4.  

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

@northArrow @tjkraz Dead Rising 3 pls if you let your self go by this reviews loser you will never get a game and the game you will get will b the good rating ones and when you actually get it you regret it cuz they really suck  sorry but DR3 is 8+to a 9 is fun really fun if the last one got a better rating them 3  them you know is bull shit cuz this one is way better them  one the wold open no more loading till you hit the cut scenes so why dont you go to a friend the has it and play it them talk


tjkraz
tjkraz

@FlavethesonPE1 Meh.  Cause and effect.  Just don't understand why Sony fans would even waste their time trolling Xbox news stories.  

dave20005
dave20005

@danbodamnit I love when people are like "f**k Microsoft" and whatnot.  They own a PS4, and most of the time they own a Windows PC.  Also, smartphone, email, even google searches are monitored.  There is no privacy, so who the hell cares, unless you have something to hide this should not be an issue.

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Your problem is NSA spying, bit you probally have a cell phone sitting next to you..

God Sony fans are so full of shit

haze0986
haze0986

a little research goes a long way, god xbox fans are clueless

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

@deathblow3 why thanks for agreeing with me, I thought you posted stuff that goes against my link,

good show bro

jameston80
jameston80

@Diegoctba @MapleLeafKush the only fps on xbox one that i know of are Call of Duty Ghosts and battlefield 4 and the only fps on PS4 are Call of Duty Ghosts and Battlefield 4, so how is there less on xbox one? it's the same on both??? I am confused to your statement!!

xtraflossy
xtraflossy

@tjkraz @northArrow Admittingly, I have never owned an xbox.  I have purchased Sony consoles since my younger days.

That doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading up on gaming news, which includes xbox related articles.  Hell, if it's interesting enough I'll read some Nintendo news also.  

So, a fanboy, probably, but not a blind fanboy I suppose

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@Tiger_Ali @joseanrodrigue9 @northArrow @tjkraz What language was that?  "Ragga MC up in da massive" or something?

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@joseanrodrigue9 @northArrow @tjkraz But whadda ya say to em folks, dat dont like dem ol' zombies, or dem 720p graphics and that frame rate of 15fps more like 1 frame per earth year lol j/k lad  dont get your xnutz all in a bunch.