It all seems to be going a bit better for Microsoft after the backlash with their harsh DRM policies – which they’ve since turned on – and the initial confusion surrounding whether they’d allow indie developers to self-publish, which they impressively cleared up earlier this week.
According to Examiner, during PAX Australia it was revealed that the system could offer free, unlimited hard drive space for game data using the Cloud computing capabilities of the console.
Microsoft’s current machine, the Xbox 360, can only save up to 512mb of game data and requires an Xbox Live Gold subscription to upload the data. It seems that this won’t be the case for the Xbox One, meaning you can access the data anywhere and at any time.
Xbox Live offers Xbox One unlimited storage space in the cloud for all Xbox Live members to store numerous types of Xbox Live content, including your profile, games, Achievements and entertainment. This content is stored and saved in the cloud so you can automatically access it anywhere, anytime, no matter where you are.
Sony offers a similar service which is locked within the paywall of PlayStation Plus on the PS3, so it’ll be interesting to see whether Cloud data on the PS4 is available for all.