Users may be unable to sign in to Xbox Live.
If you’ve tried to login to Xbox Live tonight, you may be out of luck as Microsoft has just released a service alert for Xbox Live sign-ins.
The service alert was issued, by Xbox Support, notifying us that users may see issues signing into Xbox Live on all platforms. This includes Xbox 360, Windows 8, Games for Windows Live, Xbox.com and Windows Phone. Currently there are only scattered reports of users being unable to sign in but you can see that friend info and recent activity, among other user account elements, are not being displayed on Xbox.com.
Xbox Support have informed us that the next update will be available in 30 minutes. Stay tuned.
Update: As of 12:30 AM EST the service alert is ongoing with Xbox Support saying, “We want our members to know that we’re working hard on the issue that you’re experiencing when you try to connect to Xbox LIVE. We’re here for you and we’re very grateful for your patience. We’ll let you know more in 30 minutes!”
Update: As of 2:00 AM EST the service alert has been cleared and users are now able to login to Xbox Live again.