Please scroll down for the latest updates, as Microsoft seem to have now fixed whatever was wrong.
It appears that some users are having problems with Xbox LIVE with the network suffering glitches for at least the last hour. The latest status message on the Xbox LIVE Service Status page reads:
“Oh no! Some of our members are experiencing a bit of difficulty when they try and sign in to their Xbox LIVE accounts. We’ve got your backs! We’ve got our teams on point and we’re working toward a fix as quickly as possible. Thanks so much for your patience! We’ll have another update for you in 30 minutes!”
Gamers on Twitter are posting that they cannot login and get the message “Error 800705B4” whilst another Tweeter reports “I can sign in to Xbox Live perfectly, but my console freezes when I try to load ANYTHING? What’s up with that?”. Many Xbox owners in the United States are also very miffed that the Netflix app is not working.
Stay tuned for further updates, alternatively watch some telly instead, I hear someone has had a baby.
Update: It’s still broken but now the support team have removed the 30 minute message are only going to report back “as soon as we have more information.”
Update 2: It appears the LIVE forums on Xbox.com have gone in to meltdown and are also no longer working.
Update 3: Microsoft have acknowledged the problem, and appear to be on the case. The forums also appear to be fixed now.
“We’ve got our team engaged and they are working hard to get everything back to normal as expediently as possible. You’re being so patient while we’re working, and we really appreciate you! We’ll update you on our progress as soon as we have more information.”
Update 4: Good news, everyone! The Xbox Support site is now reporting green lights across the board, blinking and flashing happiness and goodwill in all directions, as the XBL team were able to fix whatever it was that was wrong, letting those of you who are still awake get back to your connected and online gaming.
As someone commented below, at least they weren’t silly enough to create a console that always needs an internet connection…
Source: Xbox Support