That is a good question. Being as though MS is using a new team for LIVE, maybe it won't be as bad as many predict. After watching what happened with GTA5, it's possible we could have some issues on Day One. Then again, maybe MS anticipates heavy traffic
and will have channels for us to use to help eliminate congestion. Here's to wishful thinking :-)
All I know is that I don't work that weekend so I'm not worried at all.
Hopefully Microsoft anticipated the traffic. Otherwise, the forums will be flooded on the 22nd with digital buyers complaining about not being able to get online, poor prep, bad customer service, putting it right back in the box to sell on, switching to
PS4... Oh it will be HELL in here.
Your answer is stupidly fast, they have so many servers it's ridiculous, you will connect to the nearest data-center and download from there, so it's a distributed work load, you will be really stretching out your connection speed if I'm honest, If I oversleep
on launch day or miss the door I am going to be M A D.
I really think there'll be more servers than Xbox Ones on Day One, or atleast the moment you plug it in, because the deliveries etc are spread out, the people who went to midnight launches and so on.
I live in NZ which is 2, 3 or so hours ahead of Australia and several hours ahead of US/UK people. So will be able to get in before the rush and heavy traffic from Americans. Remember Xbox One has 300,000 servers, that's a big difference compared to the
15,000 servers were used to with Xbox 360. And Xbox One has better hardware too. I have nothing to do the whole weekend yay so doesn't really concern me.
My console will hopefully be shipped to me a maximum of about a week after launch, but hopefully that will be enough headroom to miss the launch rush with so many people running out and plugging it in on Day 1.