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Xbox Live struggles with access issues as Titanfall launches

Access to the online gaming service is listed as "limited" as much-anticipated first-person shooter debuts.

Respawn Entertainment

Microsoft's launch Tuesday of the much anticipated game Titanfall on Xbox Live has not been without hiccups.

Players hoping to access the first-person shooter game on Xbox Live are having difficulty connecting with the online gaming service Tuesday. The Xbox Live Service Status page currently lists service as "limited."

"We're aware that some users are having difficulties signing in to Xbox Live," according to an update posted to the page. "Our team is hard at work trying to mitigate the issue and we appreciate your patience while we work."

Microsoft also promised to issue another update in 30 minutes.

While it originally appeared that demand for access to Titanfall might be responsible for the disruption, Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the access issues were unrelated to the game's launch:

Titanfall is arguably the most anticipated game to hit store shelves since the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched late last year. The first launch from Respawn Entertainment, the game is being published by Electronic Arts exclusively for Microsoft and launched on Windows and Xbox One on March 11. It will make its way to the Xbox 360 on March 25.