Servers for the popular online-only sci-fi shooter that debuted on March 11 exclusively on the Xbox One and PC have been down for the past few hours, as noted by both Microsoft and the Titanfall Facebook page.
“We’re aware that users may be experiencing server connectivity issues on PC and Xbox One,” reads a post on the Facebook page. “We’re working directly with Microsoft to resolve the issue and appreciate your patience.”
On the Xbox Live Status page, it looks like Titanfall isn’t the only game with problems. There are a bevy of other affected services right now, including game videos and accessing data stored in the cloud.
Gamers don’t appear to be happy right now:
Took me 24 hours to dl titanfall and now that it's finished their servers are down?? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
— Andrew Frick (@Andrew_Frick) March 25, 2014
@Microsoft seriously? Titanfall is the only good thing you have going atm, and the servers are down? Figures.
— Kurtis (@DaRealKurtis) March 25, 2014
Titanfall servers are down and I'm furious
— Alright Coozy (@thisiscook) March 25, 2014
Xbox Live server issues affected Titanfall players earlier this month, though Microsoft denied that it had anything to do with the game itself.
Titanfall is taking the unusual approach of relying on Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, which up until now has mainly been hosting business applications. On launch day, Titanfall gamers were complaining of server issues but Titanfall’s developer, Respawn Entertainment, moved quickly to release a software patch that appeared to take care most of the connection issues.
The game is already helping spur Xbox One sales in Europe, and Microsoft created a special discounted bundle specifically for Titanfall. Its launch on the Xbox 360 was recently delayed an additional two weeks, until April 8 in North America and April 11 in Europe.