Microsoft’s XBox Live servers have suffered a major outage today, cutting off gamers world wide for at least several hours.
XBox Live went down at approximately 2pm US PST, and as of 3:30pm PST are still experiencing difficulties. Reports suggest that while users can connect to the service, games will not play, including the popular Modern Warfare 2 servers.
XBox Live’s status page stated that “users may experience difficulties connecting to Xbox LIVE” and that Microsoft is “aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue.”
Perhaps not completely unrelated, Twitter is also suffering downtime at the time of writing. Trend tracking services show that the most popular search terms at this time include “xbox live down,” “modern warfare 2 servers down,” “communication with the xbox live servers has been interrupted,” and “xbox live not working.”
More when we have it.