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Xbox Live outage wasn't caused by a hack, says Microsoft

Microsoft has stated that the run of Xbox Live downtime that occurred over the weekend was the result of an error during maintenance of the service, not an attack by hackers.

The outage made Xbox Live inaccessible in many regions across the world on Saturday night. It lasted a few hours depending on where you were at the time.

Now, a Microsoft rep has said to Videogamer that the outage was caused by "networking misconfiguration during routine maintenance", and that it was "in no way related to false claims of hacking the service."

It comes as the debate regarding always-online consoles rages on, fuelled by claims that Microsoft's Xbox successor will require a net connection to function, something that prompted the company's former executive producer Adam Orth a lot of trouble over Twitter.

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