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Microsoft working to maintain Xbox Live amid “unprecedented demand”

In a message to the Xbox community, Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer has reassured fans the company is working hard to ensure its online gaming services remain rock solid during a period of “unprecedented demand”.

Many people have turned to video games as a method of entertainment and escape during the global coronavirus crisis, which has been reflected in a surge in online gaming and retail game sales.

“I have previously stated that I believe gaming has a unique power to bring people together, to entertain, to inspire and connect us, and I believe that’s even more true under these unique circumstances,” Spencer wrote. “Many are looking to gaming to remain connected with their friends while practicing social distancing, and we are seeing an unprecedented demand for gaming from our customers right now.

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