Xbox Live Is Down, Access To Skyrim: Hearthfire Halted Until It’s Fixed
UPDATE: Xbox Live is now active again. Panic averted. You can go ahead and get back to everyday life playing Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or downloading Skyrim DLC again.
Microsoft’s Xbox Live service is currently down, blocking all users from signing into their accounts through the Xbox 360 or over Xbox.com.
This happens around the same time as Skyrim: Hearthfire is released, though there’s no real correlation between the two.
Attempting to sign into the service will provide an error, while the official status indicator on Xbox.com suggests “users may experience difficulty signing into the service.”
We’ve no idea whether this will be a temporary issue and so we will contact Microsoft to find out what is happening.
UPDATE: We’ve spoken to Microsoft who tells us this is just symptomatic of most service updates and that there’s nothing to worry about.
Normal service should resume in the next couple of hours.