Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
December 1, 2020
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Xbox encouraging devs to push updates during off-peak hours to lessen server strain

Xbox encouraging devs to push updates during off-peak hours to lessen server strain

March 30, 2020 | By Alissa McAloon




Microsoft’s Azure team hasn’t yet noted any impact from an uptick in newly social distanced players turning to Xbox to fill their time, but the Xbox Live side of the company is still taking preemptive measures to ensure the gaming division doesn’t put undue strain on the Azure network.

The one change mentioned is that Xbox is now working with publishing partners to ensure any high-bandwidth dealings like game updates are pushed during off-peak hours, rather than during the middle of the day.

Efforts with Xbox are noted as one small update on how Azure is weathering increased use for services like XBL, Teams, and Windows Virtual Desktop which have overall seen a 775 percent increase in newly social distanced regions.

Outside of bandwidth conscious changes, Xbox also separately notes that it has disabled custom Xbox Live image uploads, including 'gamerpics', club pics, and club backgrounds, to lessen the workload for its moderation team as Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live, and Mixer all report record numbers.



Related Jobs

Petroglyph Games
Petroglyph Games — Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
[11.30.20]

Graphics Engineer
Heart Machine
Heart Machine — Culver City, California, United States
[11.30.20]

Game Network Engineer
Airship Syndicate
Airship Syndicate — Austin, Texas, United States
[11.30.20]

Senior VFX Artist
Airship Syndicate
Airship Syndicate — Austin, Texas, United States
[11.30.20]

Mid to Senior Worldbuilder - Unreal Engine









Loading Comments

loader image