Xbox Live Friend List and Party Chat Down for Many Users as Social Features Struggle (UPDATED)

on January 19, 2015 5:33 PM

Xbox Live is having trouble again with social features, with many users reporting trouble displaying their friends on Xbox One and Xbox 360, or connecting to a party chat. Not everyone seems to be affected, but it appears to be rather widespread.

While the Xbox Live service status shows only Xbox 360 and “Xbox on other devices” affected, it’s definitely involving Xbox One as well (showing the screen below with the rather funny “Sorry, we can’t show your friends right now” illustration) . Luckily, gaming seems to be unaffected in most cases, besides the inability to communicate.

The service suffered from¬†this issue intermittently¬†in the past few weeks, even if luckily most of the times it was solved rather quickly. We’ll keep you posted on how the situation progresses.

Update: the official status page has now aknowledged the outage on XBox One too.

Update 2: things seem to be on the mend. The friend list just popped back online on our end.



 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.