Updated at 4:45 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, July 29: Microsoft says Xbox Live is back up and running.
Last night and early this morning, it was PlayStation Network that was having troubles. Today, it’s Xbox Live.
Microsoft’s online gaming infrastructure is running into errors and keeping many gamers from logging into the service. This is keeping those affected from playing games like Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Destiny. But it’s also creating an issue where Xbox owners cannot use apps like Netflix or Amazon Instant Video.
Microsoft has confirmed the problem on its Xbox Live status page.
“Having trouble signing in to Xbox Live? Our team is working to get this fixed ASAP,” reads the update. “Thanks for your patience while we get everything back to normal.”
But Microsoft isn’t alone in struggling to keep its console online service up and running. PlayStation Network has had at least five major outages this month, and it is in the middle of another one right now.
Previous update at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, July 29: The problem has spread, and it is affecting a wide number of gamers at this time on both Xbox One and Xbox 360.