Xbox One to Offer Unlimited Online Storage for Game Data

No more Clouded judgement?

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.

10 Comments

  1. It would be great if Sony did the same but I could only see this behind the paywall for definite.

  2. Looks like its just the same as Plus’s cloud as in you have to have Live same as Plus to use the features,but for more than just game saves thats what i got from the wording anyway,im not really that fussed if Sony don’t allow me to save music and what not to the cloud if they do so be it,id be happy if Plus stayed along the same lines as it is now but with added network improvements.

  3. Ha, surely “anywhere” and “no matter where you are” are exactly the same thing? Pedanticism it’s refreshing to hear MS are thinking about what gamers would like, rather than thinking of ways to screw them over.
    Also, I reckon Sony are going to stick everything they control behind the PS+ paywall, except for 3rd party apps like Netflix etc.

  4. The news coming from inside Microsoft is better than it has been. They still need to get rid of the spycam before I’ll even consider it.

  5. Good on them. Finally, a situation where both consoles are becoming more and more attractive because of good, quality competition.

  6. The one things that concerns me with the thousands of cloud servers, the unlimited cloud data and the spaffing of god knows how many dollars on exclusives and DLC – what happens to the profit made from Live Gold? Are these additional expenditures going to be temporal or is the cost of live going to rise – they’ve already canned the Xbox Live Gold family pack.

  7. I’m getting a little bored with all these next gen rumours and tittle-tattle stories. I need more stories about wobbly boobs in DOA and Lara. Even TC doesn’t seem to like slipping one in any more. Has TSA gone all corporate on us?

  8. Not bad, but when you break it down it becomes …. “Xbox Live content, including your profile, games, Achievements and entertainment.”

    Profile (already exists Xbox 360 and PS3)
    Games (already exists on Xbox 360 and PS3)
    Achievements (already exists on Xbox and PS3)
    Entertainment

    Now to define what Entertainment is. My guess is Music and Movies/TV shows that you’ve purchased through XBL. I’d be surprised if you can just upload your own content (photos, music, videos) to the cloud, but I would be impressed if you could.

    Hence the ‘Unlimited’ storage claim. It’s bukis, because you’re not uploading anything except game saves, which are relatively tiny.

    TSA has used ‘Game Data’ in the title, but it’s not really game data (as in, the stuff that get’s installed to your HDD), it’s just a permit to re-download digital versions of games you have bought. Right? There is no way they are supplementing your HDD with unlimited cloud space, for starters that would never work, can you imagine loading a 1Gb map that is stored online? Lol.

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