Detail of the LED logo on a Microsoft Xbox Series X wireless controller, taken on October 9, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

by Richard Lawler, Engadget

Just as the folks at Sony preview the future with their latest State of Play event, Xbox players are unable to login at all, as the online service is suffering a major outage. The latest update from 5 PM ET indicates Microsoft is working on the issue, but doesn’t provide any kind of ETA for when it will be resolved. According to the Xbox Live Status page, the outage started around 3:15 PM ET, and there’s no sign yet of anything getting better.

Update: As of 5:10 PM ET the status page’s latest update says “we’re close to resolving the issue,” so hang in there.

Update 2: 15 minutes later, and the status is still “close” so hopefully playing offline (head to the network settings and select “go offline”) is working for you, otherwise even single player games are out of the question for now.

Update 3 (6 PM): It’s been nearly three hours, and while the status still says a resolution is close, everything is still offline.

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