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Xbox Live Experiencing Widespread Outage: Xbox 360 Store to Shut Down

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Xbox Live outage affecting players, Xbox 360 Store closure announced.

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As of 12:40pm CT on Wednesday, December 6, it seems that Xbox Live is down. Xbox Live is a fairly reliable service, and it's rare that it has major outages. However, today, many users are experiencing issues with accessing the service. The issue appears to have started shortly after 8.30am, with hundreds of people logging complaints with online outage tracker Down Detector.

Xbox 360 players are reporting that they can no longer access Xbox Live and get online due to what appears to be a widespread outage. Xbox Live support has confirmed a major outage with cloud gaming and remote play earlier this evening. The company shared a statement on Xbox Wire addressing the issue and assuring users that they are working to resolve it as soon as possible.

The time has finally come. Microsoft has announced that they'll be shuttering the Xbox 360 Store and Xbox 360 Marketplace next year. Today, an announcement on Xbox Wire revealed that the Xbox 360 store will be shutting down on July 29, 2024. This means you will no longer be able to purchase new games, DLC, movies, or TV shows through the store.

Game purchases will end on July 29, 2024, but previous purchases will remain playable on the 18-year-old console. 'Technology has evolved, and it's time for us to move on to new experiences,' Microsoft stated in their announcement. This news has left many Xbox 360 players feeling nostalgic about the console and the games they have enjoyed over the years.

Microsoft will shut down the Xbox 360 Store next year, preventing players from buying new games, DLC, movies, and TV shows. The closure of the store marks the end of an era for many gamers who have fond memories of playing on the Xbox 360. THOUSANDS of Xbox gamers are flocking to Downdetector to report an outage with the console's online service. 85 percent of gamers are reporting issues with signing in, while 14 percent are having trouble with online gameplay.

In light of the Xbox Live outage and the upcoming closure of the Xbox 360 Store, many players are left wondering about the future of the Xbox ecosystem. Microsoft has assured users that they are committed to providing a seamless gaming experience and are working to resolve the current issues with Xbox Live as quickly as possible.

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