And this is a serious outage, the company's status page is barely functioning and only says that some games and services are having issues.
It looks like Xbox Live, the online service for Microsoft's console, is now down. As always, we're here and we're listening'.More news: Almiron will bring a new wave of fans to Newcastle United
Ithas been noted by Microsoft, who have updated customers on Twitter on the Xbox Support page.
While outages occur fairly regularly on both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, this error was particularly bad as it completely prevented people from playing their games - both online and offline.
Microsoft is aware of the situation and has promised to give more information when they have it. "Thank you for your patience, we'll update again when we know of any other changes".
Fortunately, the issues appear to be tied to the Xbox Live software and not hardware related.More news: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explains Leicester snow controversy
Newsweek will update this story when the error has been fixed.
'Our engineers are actively investigating and working on the issues outlined in our initial post, ' the firm added.
Nothing was working to fix the problem, of course, causing quite a few headaches.More news: Snow to hit London tonight as Southeastern warns of busier peak trains