An Xbox outage prevents some players from launching digital titles

Xbox has issues that prevent some players from launching cloud games, playing digital games, and making in-store purchases. According to Xbox’s status page, the outage started around 4:00 PM ET and the company is currently working on a fix.

“We are aware that some users may not be able to purchase and launch games or initiate Cloud Gaming sessions,” Xbox Support said in a tweet† “Our teams are investigating. Stay tuned here and our status page for updates. http://Xbox.com/status.”

This most recent set of problems follows a massive outage lasting several hours Friday evening through Saturday morning. Some players were unable to launch Cloud Gaming sessions, launch digital games, make purchases, or even access streaming apps, including Netflix and Disney Plus.

Although Xbox seemed to solve these problems, it seems that problems with the store, digital titles and Cloud Gaming are resurfacing. as my colleague Tom Warren notesIf you’re experiencing the outage, you should still be able to play offline games if you’ve set your Xbox as your “home” console. Xbox Support also says restarting your Xbox console may help.

Update, May 7, 5:45 PM ET: Updated to add that restarting your Xbox console may help resolve some issues.

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