Xbox Live Services Suffering from Outages on Xbox One and Xbox 360 [Updated]

Once again, we’re sat at our desks writing another article about another online service having a wobble. This time it’s the Xbox Live gaming service that’s having a bit of a paddy.

For Xbox 360 users, purchase and content usage seems to be the big issue. Players are unable to buy downloadable content for some games. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s certainly a bit of an annoyance.

Xbox One players, meanwhile, are having it a little tougher. Matchmaking and online play in general isn’t working for many, according to the Xbox Live status support page. We’ve fired up the Xbox One in the Cabin and we can concur that there are a few issues with getting online. Bummer. Still, Rise of the Tomb Raider is a pretty solid single-player game, so we’ll make do with that for the time being.

As always, we’ll let you know when the service gets its arse back into gear. Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later, though we reckon Microsoft will get it all back to normal in no time; the company has done pretty well in that regard over the last few months, with outages lasting just a couple of hours at most. Still, it’s annoying that they happen at all, isn’t it?

[Update – 20:30 GMT: Wheeeey, the Xbox One problems have been ironed out. Wicked stuff. Unfortunately it’s not all rosy for Xbox 360 users as problems persist. Oh, and if you’re hoping to binge on Ancient Aliens on the History Channel app – tough luck, that’s not working either.]