Today, due to the failure of the Xbox network, a large number of users reported experiencing network outage problems. Issues range from not being able to access Cloud Gaming, to subscription or purchase issues. These glitches were persistent on the Xbox game console. Microsoft has confirmed that the platform is experiencing some issues with the cloud capabilities it offers to Xbox network users.
According to information on the Xbox Support Site, there were issues with the Store and subscriptions, cloud gaming and remote gaming, and even the “Games and Games” section. After almost 7 hours of consistent work, the Xbox Gaming service is online again.
From user reviews, Xbox network problems include, but are not limited to:
- There are no purchases from the Microsoft Store, including any games, DLC, in-game purchases, and accessories, regardless of payment method
- Unable to manage or make subscription purchases, including Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold, etc.
- Unable to start the Xbox cloud game dialog independently from the device
- Unable to start and play many digital games, especially those included in subscriptions like the Xbox Game Pass
That said, during those hours, the Xbox console could only play physical or offline games and very few players survived. Fortunately, shutting down your Xbox network will not affect anything related to Xbox accounts, multiplayer games, social features, or other related services and features. If you can start the game, it can run normally, including files stored in the cloud, achievements, etc.
Is it time to buy an Xbox? Many top games may leave PlayStation soon
Following the completion of the acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, the fate of some interesting games hangs in the balance. A Sony spokesman told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, “We expect Microsoft to abide by the agreements to continue to ensure the cross-platform nature of Activision games.“However, this is only an optimistic statement and not a definite statement,” said Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming.
“Until this transaction is closed, Activision Blizzard and Microsoft Gaming will continue to operate independently. Once the deal is completed, Activision Blizzard’s business will report to me as CEO of Microsoft GamingThis statement implies that whatever ““contractual agreements” that Activision Blizzard had before its sale will be liquidated for a new “Microsoft agreement”.
Microsoft CEO says Microsoft plans to bring as many Activision games as possible to the Xbox Game Pass. There are also reports that Microsoft may release an Activision game exclusively for the Xbox console. The company did this after the previous acquisition of game developers.
Overall, it seems that whether or not Activision Blizzard games will remain on the PlayStation is a Microsoft decision. Activision Blizzard is responsible for many popular titles such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, CandyCrush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch and more.
It is worth mentioning that Spencer also said earlier… “I just want to say to players who play Activision Blizzard games on the Sony PS platform, we do not intend to remove the community from the platform and we remain committed to this point.” According to a previous Microsoft statement, the planned acquisition includes the iconic Activision Blizzard and King Studio franchises, such as Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty and Candy Crush Saga.