Xbox Live Down for Launching Games & More, Microsoft Investigating

By | May 7, 2022

Those looking for some weekend gaming on their Xbox platforms, you’ll sadly be greeted with an Xbox Live down message if you try and launch games, and initiate remote play/cloud gaming! This problem has persisted from May 6 (yesterday) and is still ocurring now (May 7).

Xbox Live Down Status for May 6 – May 7:

Update #3 (May 7, 1:00 PM ET): Xbox Live went down again, but Microsoft announced that they have remedied the situation:

 

Update #2: Microsoft has sorted everything out, and gamers should be able to play normally.


Update #1:
Microsoft said that they are seeing improvements in launching games, though more work is being done.

Multiple users have reported on the issue as far back as eight hours ago, with Microsoft acknowledging the problem. With some of the main problems players are seeing appearing as:

The person who bought this game needs to sign in

Failed to start cloud gaming session”

…and more. The Xbox subreddit has the following thread still active:

Are the servers down? My xbox won’t start apps. from xbox

Checking the Xbox Status page, it mentions as Cloud Gaming & remote play, and Games & gaming as still having “major outages:”

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Xbox Live Down for Launching Games & More, Microsoft Investigating Those looking for some weekend gaming on their Xbox platforms, you’ll sadly be greeted with an Xbox Live down message if you try and launch games, and initiate remote play/cloud gaming! This problem has persisted from May 6 (yesterday) and is still ocurring now (May 7). - Rideforthefuture

The latest update from the official Xbox Support Twitter account has mentioned that players are still experiencing issues lainching games and for Cloud Gaming sessions, and they are still investigating:

We’re keeping a close eye on this one, and will update the post if there’s something new to share, so hit that F5 (refresh) button from time to time. If you can connect and use Xbox Live normally, leave a comment below and let us know where you’re located.