Microsoft apologized to Xbox players who weren’t able to access its online gaming system over Christmas and promised them a free game to make up for it. The software company said the system got swamped by too many users trying to play at once. Members of the service will get a free Xbox Live Arcade game, reports the BBC.
All 8 million members will be entitled to one of the games, normally up to $20 each. "While the service was not completely offline at any given time, we are disappointed in our performance," wrote Xbox Live’s general manager. The site lets Xbox players challenge or help each other, download games, and watch shows.