Major Nelson: Xbox Live Sign-In Issues Not Related to Titanfall

It’s a bit of a grim evening on Titanfall launch day for Xbox One players, as players are struggling to sign in to Microsoft’s Xbox Live service at all.

According to the Xbox Live status website, access to Xbox Live core services is limited as of this writing, with sign-in issues persisting for some players. If you can get signed on, the status page says things should work — including online gaming and other apps.

The status page says that Microsoft’s engineers are working on the issue and states that players can check back for updates every 30 minutes (around 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT will be the next one).

Despite the issues occurring on the launch of Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall, they’re apparently not related to huge numbers of players flooding the Xbox Live servers. That’s according to the Twitter feed of Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live.

That’s not helpful to Electronic Arts, though. The Titanfall publisher is working off a deficit of bad launches in 2013, which included major problems for Battlefield 4 and SimCity. The upshot for EA is that Titanfall seems to be working just fine for PC players, despite about an hour of issues right after the midnight launch on Thursday night.

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