Xbox UFC App Crashes During Event; Microsoft Promises Improvement

UFC 141 was scheduled to be presented on Xbox LIVE’s new UFC app, however it showed that it wasn’t good enough to endure all the people who were interested in viewing the event. Microsoft took the crash to heart, so much that when Bitmob asked what would happen, Microsoft released a full fledged apology (below) and refunded 30,000 users to view a later event an no cost.

The broadcast of UFC 141 through the UFC for Xbox LIVE application was hampered by technical issues appearing in the hours leading up to the fight. Despite restoring service to some users during the course of UFC 141, there is a great deal of room for improvement. All 30,00 users who registered to view UFC 141 for free will be provided access to a future fight at no cost.

We want to ensure that the 30,000 giveaway recipients for UFC 141 have an optimal experience with UFC on Xbox LIVE, and we are currently working with our partners at the UFC to ensure we deliver just that. The gamertags of the 30,000 users who registered for UFC 141 are being safely kept on file for free access to a future UFC event, and we will have more updates to share in the near future.

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