Software and games firm Microsoft has said that it has seen "record numbers" of people using its online services.
In a notification on its support site, the Big M said that it had seen all-time highs for Xbox Live, its Game Pass subscription service as well as streaming platform Mixer. As a result, the firm has had to make some changes, including removing customised gamer pics, as well as pics and backgrounds for clubs.
At the time of writing, Hi-Rez's Smite and The Division 2 from Ubisoft are both down on Xbox Live, likely due to heightened demand.
As reported by VGC, Microsoft has also seen a huge increase in its cloud services. The Big M reports that it has seen a 775 per cent rise in demand for its cloud services in regions where social distancing has been enforced.
This is all due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has seen people around the world encouraged or ordered to stay indoors and self-isolate in order to slow the spread of the virus.