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This article was published on December 17, 2014


Microsoft launches Xbox Live servers in Australia to speed up online gaming

Microsoft launches Xbox Live servers in Australia to speed up online gaming
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Microsoft has announced that it’s putting local Xbox Live data centers in Australia and New Zealand so gamers can enjoy faster online gaming.

The company said in a press release that because it’ll be hosting Xbox Live in Australian data centers, Xbox One players will enjoy faster connection speeds, centralized local hosting and improved reliability on “certain Xbox One games” with further support coming soon.

Xbox gamers in the southern hemisphere have previously needed to connect to overseas sources to get games and play online, so the news is great for those who have seen slow speeds and drop outs previously.

The new servers are online as of today and support a small number of games, including Titanfall, Forza Motorsport 5, Sunset Overdrive, Halo Master Chief Collection and Forza Horizon 2 at launch.

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