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Xbox Live Cloud Saves Briefly Down Today, Now Fixed

Part of the problem of relying on online services is they might go down.

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There were scattered reports today (like one across my desk from some guy named Brad) that cloud saves were having issues syncing today on Xbox Live. Turns out that's true.

A running theory was that leap year, the once-every-four-years occurrence of calendar anomaly February 29, was throwing off the service. Microsoft told me that’s not the case, however.

“We did have a networking issue early this morning that was impacting a subset of users who were unable to access cloud storage for game save data,” said a spokesperson in a statement. “This affected saving new progress and accessing previously completed progress. Once discovered, the cloud storage servers were reset and returned to service. The issue has been resolved.”

If you’re still experiencing sync issues, let me know.

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