Xbox Live is struggling with service issues but Microsoft insist it's not being caused by Titanfall.
Update: Xbox Live (mostly) bounced back sometime late last night or in the wee hours of the morning, depending on your time zone, but it's still reporting limited service, now in connection with the Netflix app. It's not known whether that's related to last night's trouble or what actually caused the initial problem in the first place, but regardless of the specifics, gaming should be good to go. Major Nelson recommended via retweet that anyone still struggling with in-game connectivity issues perform a power cycle on their consoles - a fancy way of saying turn it off and then turn it back on. Detailed instructions are here.
If you're an Xbox Live user, you may well be having trouble signing into the service right now. A quick trip to the Xbox Live Status site indicates that "core services" are limited for Xbox One users, specifically related to the ability to log in. The timing of the trouble makes today's launch of Titanfall an obvious suspect, but Microsoft says it's not to blame.
"If you are having issues signing into Xbox Live, we are aware of it and actively working on the issue," Larry Hryb, AKA Major Nelson, tweeted a few minutes ago. "This is not a #Titanfall issue."
Titanfault or not, it is terrible timing indeed. We'll keep you posted.