Update [24/08/2017, 09:44]: issues with Xbox Live have now been fixed. No news about the source of the outage however.
Xbox Live should be working normally now! If there are any further questions, ask away. We're here for 2 more hours.— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) August 23, 2017
Original story follows:
Xbox Live is currently down. Right now, players can't purchase or play games through the service. According to Kotaku, some are also having trouble signing in.
Microsoft announced via their support Twitter page that they are aware of the outages, and are currently investigating.
Our teams are investigating issues with Xbox Live, including launching games. Details & SMS updates at https://t.co/PzAdjUFMJj— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) August 23, 2017
Below is a snapshot of current service availability, via the Xbox Live status page. This page also appears to be having trouble, and is loading intermittently.
We’ll update as this story develops.