UPDATE ONE: The official Xbox Live Status page has now confirmed that there is a limited service that affects Xbox One, Xbox on Windows 10, Xbox 360 and Xbox on other devices.
They said the main issues that users are experiencing is sign in problems.
The latest update said: “We are aware that some members may be having problems signing in to Xbox Live.
“We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, and we will be sure to provide you with frequent updates.”
Signing into Xbox One and the Xbox One: Poker Central is also affected by the outages.
In the past hour or so Down Detector has seen almost 1,000 new reports of outages on Xbox Live.
Other Microsoft services currently experiencing issues are Skype, OneDrive and Office 365.
Thousands of Outlook users have also reported issues accessing the e-mail service with many left facing an error page.
It read: “Something went wrong 🙁 The server can’t sign you in right now. Please try again later.”
GamingBad have contacted the Xbox Live press team for comment.
Meanwhile reports are still flooding in on Twitter from Xbox One owners experiencing issues with Xbox Live.
One user, looking forward to playing Ghost Recon: Wildlands that was released today posted: “Can’t sign-in…I was playing Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon Wildlands and I got booted from the game”.
Another said: “I just wanted to play @GhostRecon wildlands but @Xbox live is down.”
ORIGINAL: Xbox Live has suffered a spike in outages this afternoon on Down Detector with a surge of users experiencing problems.
It comes as other Microsoft services including Outlook are also experiencing issues this afternoon.
Xbox One owners have flocked to Twitter to report issues with the Xbox Live service.
But as of yet the official Xbox and Xbox Support Twitter accounts have yet to confirm the outage or explain what the issues are.
One Twitter user said: “Is Xbox live down for anyone else?”
Another said: “Why is xbox live kicking me out and asking for passwords. Is xbox live down?”