Xbox Live Beta Taking a Timeout

Microsoft Calls Timeout for Xbox Live Beta

Xbox Live Beta E-Mail

We've called a timeout, but play resumes September 27 at 1:00AM PDT.

You guys rule! Your Beta feedback is helping us make Xbox Live the world's greatest high-speed gaming arena. But, we're taking a timeout so we can start incorporating our Beta Testers' suggestions. So will be taking the network down for 2 days - between Wednesday, September 25 at 1:00AM PDT and Friday, September 27 at 1:00AM PDT. The outage may not take the full 48 hours, so check the beta web site for up to the minute information.

We'll be tweaking the system and implementing changes so your Live experience is even smoother. And there's no doubt that when we launch on November 15th, Xbox Live will stand alone as the only place for gamers to talk trash, play and build their legend - all at the same time.

The Xbox Live Connectivity Tester

During the outage we will be enabling a program that is included on your Xbox Live Beta Starter Kit disk that tests how Live handles various network connections. It's called the Xbox Live Connectivity Tester. We need you to run it. When you're done playing, pop the Starter Kit disk (the one in the black envelope) into your Xbox and then leave it on. The disk will launch on its own, so you can leave your console running overnight or for an hour or two. This will help us make improvements and fine tune Xbox Live.

Thanks for all your feedback, and if you need any additional information, you can visit

Xbox Live Beta Team

News source: ieXbeta

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