Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live record record numbers during the Coronavirus emergency
Microsoft claimed that Xbox Live, Game Pass is Mixer have seen record use as citizens around the world practice social distancing to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In order to accommodate significantly increased usage, the company temporarily changed some features of its services, for example, it disabled custom gamerpic uploads.
“As people look to games for social connection, we are seeing record numbers on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live and Mixer,” Microsoft said.
“To ensure the best experience for our community, we are making small adjustments. We have temporarily disabled the ability to upload custom gamerpics.”
Microsoft says it has seen a 775% increase in demand for its cloud services in regions where exceptional laws and quarantines are in place.
“We are actively monitoring performance and usage trends to ensure we are optimizing services for players around the world.”
Gaming platforms have seen a surge in activity in recent weeks as governments around the world advise citizens to stay indoors. The rules enacted that force in their own homes have also had an impact on the sales of the games.
Lately, Sony warned fans of download slowdowns due to the very high traffic of this period, while Steam announced some changes for bandwidth management.
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