Submitted by pacostacos 768d ago | news

Xbox One to offer free 'unlimited hard drive space' via the Cloud

Some more positive news has come out of the first ever PAX Australia this past weekend. During it, some key features have been revealed regarding the Xbox One. Aside from the usual "3X's the computing power" offered by the Cloud service speech, the people at Microsoft have now stated that the cloud essentially gives you an "unlimited sized" hard drive... (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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TrevorPhillips  +   768d ago | Well said
That's great news to the people that are getting the Xbox One
Snookies12  +   768d ago | Well said
Yeah, I gotta hand it to 'em. That's a wonderful feature. :]
JokesOnYou  +   768d ago | Well said
According to Microsoft's public relation's, the Xbox One will offer this service for all Xbox Live members, negating the necessity of an Xbox Live Gold account to utilize the service as it stands currently:

“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."

-Keep it coming micro, keep it coming.
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thechosenone  +   768d ago
Yeah really nice... and after being the biggest d**ks ever with all the DRM/24hr check/no used games, unlimited storage is a really, nice, feature...
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JackBNimble  +   768d ago
Ya, you guys better get excited by this because xbots are going to need all the HDD space they can get since they will never be able to up grade their HDD ever.
Dir_en_grey  +   768d ago | Well said
*face palm at people who easily get tricked into MS's simple marketing spin

This is no different then what's available on PS3 and 360 now.
Profile and achievements data are so simply small it will take up barely any storage space; "storing your games so you can download anywhere" is just being able to download from their existing store after a simple purchase history check.

Seriously guys? You are gonna get tricked into thinking some amazing new thing happened just because they used some words like "unlimited" and "cloud" to an existing and very simplistic service that is already standard everywhere???

Stop and THINK FIRST and stop getting tricked by every little marketing scheme already.
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Avernus  +   768d ago | Well said
I don't usually comment on fanboy bait articles, but...

@ Dir_en_grey

You do have a point, a very valid one too. People will disagree, but it's true what you say.

Not hating on xbox cuz i'm getting a PS4, but MS is kinda fooling people with this. Anywho, doesn't matter to me personally.
FamilyGuy  +   768d ago
Lots of (Professor Fransworth voice) "good news!" coming from the X1 camp recently. I just don't get why they wouldn't have mentioned these things sooner like at their one of their 2 recent press conferences.

Still, good news is good news and given that they're saying this now it's pretty obvious that they'll have even better news to announce at GameCon.

Still buying a PS4 but this sort of stuff is how competition improves systems. Sony will try to do something to match or compete with these recent X1 features.
Major_FitZZ   768d ago | Spam
dedicatedtogamers  +   768d ago | Well said
Just to clarify, how is this different than what is currently offered by the 360? Honest question.

After reading the article again, what is different than how things currently are? Your saves, profile, Achievements, and digital media are already "available anywhere, anytime, no matter where you are" because - correct me if I'm wrong - you can simply sign in to any 360 with your profile and start downloading.

Feel free to click "Disagree" all you want but before you start spewing at me, it's a legit question.
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awesomeperson  +   768d ago

I want to know exactly that as well.

The quote is ability to store "your profile, games, Achievements and entertainment".

Profile and achievements is a given - that already happens for all members on whatever system. That info is stored on a server, and always will be.

By games and entertainment, I assume they just mean the licenses to download them? Or the ability to stream movies/music if you buy from a MS related service. Correct me if I'm misunderstanding this.
Once again, that's a given.

I'm assuming this will also include game saves, in which case the unlimited storage would be the only nice part of this announcement.

If MS stated you can actually upload "unlimited" amounts of your own content - this would be something special.

But before that happens, I wouldn't get my hopes up that this is anything more than what would be expected of the system.
nix  +   768d ago
hope that means you can upload all the movies, music and photos you have on your hard drive, windows phones and pc/tabs etc.
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nukeitall  +   768d ago
This is actually better than Sony, because on Playstation, you have to be PS+ member to enjoy cloud saves and it is limited to 1GB.

On the Xbox One it is now unlimited for all members, including non-gold XBOX LIVE members!

MS is on a roll with good news this past week.
Murad  +   768d ago
Totally agree with you. Even though I'm not buying anything Microsoft related I do find that Microsoft actually spending cash on their fans to be shockingly pleasant. However, I personally cannot see what I would do with all this space.
gaffyh  +   768d ago
Free cloud saves is the only thing new here, but that is a good feature. PS should have this feature, but it needs to be instant, like on iOS devices, where you can continue a game on a different device by logging in. PS+ save uploads are a bit annoying at the moment, although as the PS4 has a low power chip, this auto-upload might work better than on PS3.
CerebralAssassin  +   768d ago
@Dir above me

Who's getting tricked with their wording? This isnt anything new but it is just being confirmed it will be there for xbone. It was limited one the 360 and you need pn+ to have it on ps3. Which it still had a limit. How about you stop being that guy on the street corner on a soap box preaching how we need to atone for our sins and let it be.
n4rc  +   768d ago
It isnt a big deal.. They didn't hold some press conference to announce it, it was mentioned to a reporter at an event..

It is the same as currently.. Only now without the 512mb cap..

Its not huge news.. But how the Sony faithful try to spin it as bad news is utterly pathetic.
andrewsqual  +   768d ago
@Dir_en_grey Lol that is exactly what I was thinking. I mean there is no limit on my Download list on my PS3 so technically it is all there on the Cloud. On 360 you can't freely copy over mp3 or video files to the console so it more than likely won't store any of that stuff.
@JokesOnYou Saved games is the only thing that they should have mentioned that makes any sense.
hazardman  +   768d ago
@Der en grey and Avernus

Well seeing as you only get 512mb cloud space on xbox 360 id say unlimited space on xbox one cloud is a big deal.
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ChiaPet  +   768d ago

I think you are the one who needs to think first. If you actually read the quote on the link to the article the rep says that "games" can be saved on the cloud not just "game data". Also the current storage cap for xbox 360 is 512mb which is no where near enough to save a game. If you disagree you disagree with the facts.
AngryTypingGuy  +   768d ago
I'm still getting PS4 first, but XB1 is looking better and better! Isn't competition great?! Both systems are going to kick ass!
TheHybrid  +   768d ago
@JackBNimble, MS has already confirmed that you can use and PC external HD for all of the same purposes as the included HD. This is a win for consumers since PC hard drives are WAY Cheaper and way bigger than console hard drives
levian  +   768d ago
Wow, this is an amazing feature, good on them for coming up with a good use for it!

Although, I have my reservations about how well it will work. If you have an entire game installed to your HDD it runs faster than off the disk. But if your game is installed to your "cloud HDD", it will depend on your bandwidth.

Can the fastest internet service match the speeds of an actual HDD, or even a bluray drive?
xxLuckyStrike  +   768d ago
Uhh huh Right..Sony fanboys dont care an yet they "continue" 24hr Xbox troll_watch with eyes of fire
fr0sty  +   768d ago
So... we already had cloud game saves. Now we can store our games online. Aren't they already stored online? What's the difference from uploading your game "to the cloud" vs. just re-downloading it from the store? If you've already bought the game, it should work the same either way. I know PSN has a download list you can look at to see everything you've ever downloaded from the store, so I'm not seeing the advantage of using cloud storage for game storage at this point.

If it lets you just upload any file you want, that's cool.
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chuckyj1  +   768d ago

are you dumb or just retarded? Can't upgrade the HDD? All you have to do is connect ANY 3.0 USB external HDD up and your done. No size limit restrictions. All I have to do is buy a WD mypassport 2TB HDD and 2.5TB will be all I need.
abzdine  +   768d ago
another way to lure and bring in all the sheep they can :)
PS4 is still and will always be the way to go for gamers.
trouble_bubble  +   768d ago
Comparing current PS3 cloud storage to future XOne cloud storage?? Nice spin attempt. Why not compare -current- PS3 to -current- 360? Proclaiming 'betters' when since Sony hasn't even announced their PS4 cloud storage parameters yet seems disingenuous.

As of today, 360 cloud storage is 512MB, requires XBL Gold, and many saves remain blocked by DRM and cannot be copied regardless. Try copying your Forza Horizon main save. You can't. PS Plus on the other hand offers more space --1GB-- and circumvents ALL DRM. Every save can be copied.

More appropriate woulda been to say XOne cloud storage > X360 cloud storage and leave the PS3 out of it.
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Kryptix  +   768d ago
This feature can only work out if you can stream the content you own from your cloud. Otherwise it's kinda useless since saves only take some megabytes of space and gamer profiles are easily downloaded with one sign in. But you know what's funny, if you can stream games from your cloud and people utilize that, doesn't that go back to an always-online console? The option is there, you don't need to use it but Microsoft's answer to limiting the Xbox One's HDD making it unremovable is to go online and use the cloud. That's cool, but on the PS4 you can add any size of storage and you don't need to be online to access it. This news is great for people that have a reliable internet connection but people without it or don't have a good connection are still left out with limited space.
Ghost_of_Kuturagi   768d ago | Spam
georgeenoob  +   767d ago
Wow you guys are ignorant. Re-read the title of this article, does Xbox 360's cloud storage offer unlimited hard drive space? No. That's what's different. In fact, it can only use 512MB max. Huge improvement.
The_Con-Sept  +   767d ago
Yay another non gaming related feature. It's a storage device that works with Microsoft content!

Edit: on PS3 currently we are able to export game data, game cores, game saves, game related media, and even profile data on any available external medium such as hard drives, soft drives(clouds), solid state drives, and flash drives.

Instead Microsoft ties in your account to a single cloud. Why is it bad to have information stored on just one device?

What happened when the WTC building 1 and 2 were hit? Millions of people suddenly had lost wages. No pay checks for almost 3 months. That was an extreme case and I hate to bring it up but seriously..... Think about it for a second. If you had millions of any 1 item would you keep them all in one place or several?

I choose to keep my treasures in several places. If one gets hit then I have the rest to keep.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   768d ago
"Free", not "free with Xbox Live Gold"

It's good that Microsoft clarified this.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   768d ago
Yeah its under the gold of subscription of course.

This is crazy good news.
JokesOnYou  +   768d ago
AngelicIceDiamond, nah unless I missed something its free to ALL xbox live members, that's pretty sweet news for X1 owners. 500GB is a lot most will never fill but for any of the hardcore out there that have a lot of content its pretty awesome to know you never need to pay for getting another HDD. My question is why don't they save good news like this for Gamescon?...or do they have something even better up their sleeves?
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JackBNimble  +   768d ago
I hope 500gb is enough for you , because you have no options to up grade.
just saying,

It ain't enough for me this gen I can tell you that.
creatchee  +   768d ago | Well said

External hard drives are supported and they don't have to be proprietary or anything.

We've been over this before.
forcefullpower  +   768d ago
Actually The external drive can only be used for your own content not content downloaded from live or other Microsoft services. Get your facts right first before you say anything.
Heartnet  +   768d ago
@forceful power

if its anything like Usb sticks and 360 / ps3 u have an option to make it into a usb stick just for 360 stuff ergo increasing the size of ur harddrrive.. i assume this is also works with external usb harddrives
n4rc  +   768d ago
And actually.. You can save whatever data you want on a external HDD..

All my borderlands 2 data is on a flash drive.. I must be a witch to have made that happen.. Lol

Its cute when Sony fans try to pretend they know Xbox policies
BattleTorn  +   768d ago

Lol so true.
Kryptix  +   768d ago

It is true, you can use USB drives to save data on it but you all fail to realize is that USB drives are way more expensive than hard drives. A 512 gig USB drive will run you $1,750 (check the link) but a 1 TB hard drive can run you less than $200. And if you disagree then you're clearly in denial because I just linked proof that not being able to switch out the HDD is a problem unless you're rich. But I rather buy a high end PC built for gaming with that money. ;)
MarkusMcNugen  +   768d ago


Stupid comment refuted...
Cuzzo63  +   768d ago
Looks like the change in leadership was good after all. Now see how competition changes the situation. Just think if Sony was not in the picture. Wouldnt wanna see that scenario. Good shit for Micro and the Xbox fans. Good times ahead for both sides. Now it looks like to have both is the best outcome.
torchic  +   768d ago
the effects of JLG on Xbox One will not be felt until maybe a year into her tenure.

this is still the work of Mattrick, Mehdi and all other people of the original team. it was obviously part of the plan from the beginning, since Xbox One is "supercharged" by the cloud.
deanobi  +   768d ago
SONY FANBOYS ARE MAD, Stick to your new Xbox 360 aka the PS4 XD

Stick to your Sony Pauperstation 4
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Cuzzo63  +   768d ago
Sony fan, not fanboy.... Mad? Why would I be?

Anyway. 2 mannequins in a department store are arguing with each other.( Weird huh.) Well the crazy thing about that is not that they are talking dummies, but both are calling each other dummies. Go figure?
MariaHelFutura  +   768d ago
That's a cool feature, definitely something the 'cloud' can realistically pull off and keeps people from having to buy overpriced HDD's.
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kennyg3739  +   768d ago
Thats two days in a roll you said something positive about the Xbox I knew you had it in you.

btw, I'm kidding
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
Always remember the quotations people. Whenever dealing with Microsoft, free becomes...


You just know there will be a catch somewhere.
PimpDaddy  +   768d ago
Give it a rest already. You're better than that...
ALLWRONG  +   768d ago | Well said
Been too much good news for MS lately. Sony guys and even admins in massive damage control mode.
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
@PimpDaddy: I'm just saying, when's the last time there WASN'T a catch? Come on, think about it for a second now. Unlimited Free Space. Unlimited. You're telling me there isn't a huge alarm going off in the back of your mind somewhere saying "Ok, what's going on here... this sounds good but I'm not that naive?"

@ALLWRONG: If you think that flip flopping is good news, all the power to you, but everything Microsoft has said recently should have been their stance from the beginning. And that's especially true if you believe that Sony has followed the 360's launch business model.
Reverent  +   768d ago | Well said
I understand why one should be weary of Microsoft's actions, but ever since they removed DRM, they've been being nothing but positive with their decisions. Can't we just accept that Microsoft may just be turning a new leaf?

And this is coming from someone who by far prefers Sony.
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DragonKnight  +   768d ago
@Reverent: Sure, it'd be the reasonable thing to do to believe that MS is turning over a new leaf. I mean lately they've FINALLY decided to listen to what everyone was yelling at them (minus the mandatory Kinect of course) about so good on them and on those who were waiting for that.

But we've seen that MS will flip flop on anything now, so unconditional optimism carries with it the great risk of incredible disappointment. That's all I'm saying.
creatchee  +   768d ago

"I understand why one should be weary of Microsoft's actions, but ever since they removed DRM, they've been being nothing but positive with their decisions. Can't we just accept that Microsoft may just be turning a new leaf?"

Most people can. Hardcore Sony fanboys can't. It goes against their nature.
aiBreeze  +   768d ago
Lol 28 disagrees.. it's amazing how fast the agree/disagree machines come out to play on positive Microsoft articles.

DragonKnight is right though.. whenever any company throws around words like "free unlimited" people should be skeptical as there is usually a catch.
CrossingEden  +   768d ago
"Microsoft has said recently should have been their stance from the beginning"
going by your logic every gamer ever should cancel their pre-order for every console because Sony does not have a perfect track record in the slightest
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
@CrossingEden: Your comment literally made absolutely no sense. And I mean at all. People across all spectrums will look at your comment and be eternally perplexed at how you could so thoroughly and completely miss the point.

This isn't about which company has a "perfect track record." This is about common sense. There is a legitimate case to be made that Sony has taken what they feel worked for the 360 at its launch, and applied it to the PS4 with their own style. Given that Microsoft got the 360 launch right (we can argue about later years some other time) for the most part, it should stand to reason that Microsoft shouldn't have put themselves in the position they are in right now of having to reverse virtually every single policy they've come up with with the Xbox One and be seen in such a terrible PR light.

The same could have been said about Sony with the PS2 vs. the PS3 except Sony didn't try to take user rights away, or force a hardware feature that would have bricked the console, etc..

None of the Big 3 have a perfect track record, for the record.
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vega275  +   768d ago
@ dragonknight

What your saying makes no sense and also makes you a hypocrite. If your saying sony took what MS did last gen with the 360's launch and applied it to the launch of the ps4. The ps3 had a rought start as the X1 is now. So you trust everything sony tells you because they changed their ways after their arrogant attitutes and mistakes with the ps3. Yet you want to us to never forgive MS for trying something that didnt go well with gamers and fixed it based on negative feedback. Yeah ok

I for one have no problem with a company trying to repair the damage it did to itself and I'm not going to hate one company and give the other a free pass as you and many sonyfans have. Like you said its not about a perfect track record. But what a company has learned and will change to please their fans.

Your ptoblem is no matter what MS does you hate and thinks something is behind it yet sony does something and it was sent from god. Sony has done a lot to change their image and MS is doing the same and I for one like what they have been doing as of late. Which has insured my decision on getting the X1.
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trafalger  +   768d ago
"That's all I'm saying."

all your really saying is you dont like m$ and love sony and anything positive about the xbone you want to squash it right away. i bet you have no interest in the system and just want to make it look as bad as possible because you want the ps4 to kill it.

way way way too much stealth trolling on n4g
sonarus  +   768d ago
is this free hdd space or free save file space because saved files are usually in the kb's range and if thats the case i am not impressed. It only makes mention of it being used as a file saving system. However if they are talking about being able to save actual games on this cloud then thats actually pretty great news as the 500GB hdd space doesnt seem like a lot
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GamerzElite  +   768d ago
Nothing for XBox360 owners?
rayna11dame   768d ago | Spam
Bruce_Wayne  +   768d ago
I'm all for crapping on Microsoft due to their mistakes, but it seems that they've been doing *some* things right lately. They've increased my chances of buying an Xbone from 0% to 15%, but I'm still rooting for PS4 (I have my reasons.) Things are getting serious now. Can't wait to see how Sony counter-attacks and how Microsoft responds to Sony's counter-attack. Let the games begin!
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Kayant  +   768d ago
Like Dir_en_grey and awesomepeople have pointed out that's how it's going to work. The have not said they will allow you to upload stuff to the cloud. That would be insane and stupid because of piracy and the fact they already have a cloud storage service (Skydrive) that charges for storage it could cannibalize some of the sales from that. But still this is a nice feature that is not behind a paywall like usual.
Gamer1982  +   768d ago
Its great but its only confirmed its "unlimited" for save games so far. I mean looking at my PS3 save and how much I amassed over the 8 years of playing I hit about 200mb.. So unlimited doesn't really stand out that much.. Doesn't say unlimited storage for video uploading etc as they don't host them themselves.
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   768d ago
Haha well said, and what exactly they gonna put into those drives? What games? Im really curious. :)
kewlkat007  +   768d ago
The benefits..of the Xbox One are becoming realized...

Not just the Xbox One but the whole XBL Infrastructure....which was already good.

Microsoft has invested heavily in technologies and other services which they are blending in the XboxOne console's future/infrastructure.

Just proves the Xbox One console will be be around for a while...

Well you can probably say anyone can come up with a cloud architecture of their own at some point but will it be as good, efficient, and cheap? There is a huge cost associated with server infrastructures and data warehousing. If MS is footing the bill, then I'm down with that.
GraveLord  +   768d ago
This doesn't make any sense. For a game to be played, it needs to be on your hard drive. So no, you don't have "unlimited hard drive space via the cloud". LMFAO!
stiggs  +   768d ago

"This doesn't make any sense. For a game to be played, it needs to be on your hard drive. So no, you don't have "unlimited hard drive space via the cloud".

THAT made you LMFAO? You're laughing at your own...I cant' even call it...joke? It's time to get back on your meds, pal.
Ashunderfire86  +   768d ago
# SoldtoChrist

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greenlantern2814  +   768d ago
Wonder how ms is going to handle the backlash from all the companies they currently charge to use their cloud, for storage.
Seriously go to Microsoft's web site and search the topic companies pay them now they are giving gamers unlimited space, which is cool for gamers but that's potentially a lot of space if Xbox1 sells well and people choose to use the feature it could amount to a very large amount of data storage given to the xbl community that ms is trying to sell to other corporations.
RM-TatoTiburon  +   768d ago
the funny thing is all the fanboys were excited when sony confirmed that we can play all our games in diferent consoles, a feature available in ps3/xbox360, but they are trying to bash this with the same"this is old"
solidt12  +   768d ago
Really great feature! I wonder if Sony will do the same now?
weap0nx  +   768d ago
This is a great idea, Microsoft keep the firing burning.
3-4-5  +   768d ago
What happens when cloud stops working one day or when it goes bankrupt.

Seriously, lets say they go bankrupt and go out of business. Then what ? There goes all your games ?

What about when the XB2 is released in 2020, what happens to all the games ? Can we transfer them ?

I'm glad they are doing it but I don't think any of these companies have a fool proof plan or even a good back up plan in case something fails.

All it takes is losing Millions of players games and data via Hard Drives and the trust for them is over.

I'm hoping everything works out for the best though.
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scott182  +   768d ago
That's a fantastic feature, that is something everyone needs! especially since everything's going digital.
Eddie20101  +   768d ago
Still have to download your games (several gigs and several hours to download) from the cloud in order play them so the game will still take up space on your physical hard drive.

It's Just like buying a game from PSN or Xbox Live and being able to erase the from your hard drive and if later you want to play it you can re download it from the store because you own it. The games aren't actually stored in a space with your name on it, it's just that your account will say you own it and are allowed to re download it from a single space on Microsofts's servers.

Unlimited game saves and achievements and account information take up very little space to begin with so saying you have unlimited space for those things isn't a huge thing really. PS4 will have the same thing as far as the things mentioned above go.

Why do people fall all over themselves every time Microsoft say cloud this or cloud that.

Cloud oh Cloud, where cherubs are singing my name.
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snipab8t  +   767d ago
Why would PS fanboys down vote this, it amazes me how butthurt they can be.
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tuglu_pati  +   768d ago
this just keep getting better and better.
majiebeast  +   768d ago
90% of the Xbox owners will use the cloud to store their porn stash, thats what i would do;).
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Bigpappy  +   768d ago
is that good or bad
majiebeast  +   768d ago
The porn cloud of Microsoft, i would say its good unless its a NSA trick.
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Robochobo  +   768d ago
I don't think NSA has any reason to see what game titles you own...
xtremexx  +   768d ago
Or do they? They could probably label anyone who play call of duty as future terrorists, and anyone who plays condemned as future serial killers.
sobotz  +   768d ago
^you're getting paranoids
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
@Robochobo: The NSA doesn't need a reason to know anything about you. If they want to look into what you have, they will and do.
Izzy408  +   768d ago
hear hear
Petro  +   768d ago
Your joke fails because you cant upload any content in their cloud storage, it's for saves and possibly for media from their store, and even that is just a trick as the trailers, movies etc. will for sure be streamed from their main server anyway. :P

Actually now that I think of this, where does one need unlimited "cloud storage" where you cant upload your own stuff?
ABeastNamedTariq  +   768d ago
That's nice. That'd be sure to ease up my anxiety about losing a save file. I have an almost 300 hour (the longest I've ever played a game) save file for Skyrim that I constantly worry about. As if my system's gonna get eaten by wolves or my save will go to digital hell never to return. Backups are great.
dontbhatin  +   768d ago
Yeah cause trustung a internet service to store your files is such a Relief off your shoulders. if the internet is down at your house, then what?
creatchee  +   768d ago
"Yeah cause trustung a internet service to store your files is such a Relief off your shoulders. if the internet is down at your house, then what?"

You wait until it comes back up. Easy peasy.
FamilyGuy  +   768d ago
Lol, f outta here dude, 2000 hours is nothing compared to all the years worth I was my main ex. All those game hours are probably part of why she's my ex now though lol!

Let's compare c**k sizes next, bet I win there too XD
ABeastNamedTariq  +   768d ago

Don't...don't make me think about those possibilities! I don't like change! Now you make me wanna backup my backups!


Lmao, pissing contests are funny
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FamilyGuy  +   768d ago
My (now useless) 1800+ hour save file of White Knight Chronicles 2 laughs at your Skyrim data. During its relevancy it was something to be worried over.

Irrelevant now because of the online aspect of wkc2 being shut down :'(
dontbhatin  +   768d ago
I have a 2000+ hour save file in my girls cooter That laughs at your WNC2 And Skyrim! I WIN!!!!
kewlkat007  +   768d ago
So you played 75 straight days of WKC2? Don't you have a job and Gf/wife/kids?
mwjw696  +   768d ago
You can make a copy of that sucker to the cloud on xbox 360, even the PS3 I believe.

Or just take any USB drive and copy it over to that. Now you have 3 copys with no chance of having them all go down.

PS: I just had my HD crash on my 360 a month ago. Lost 300+ hour skyrim, 200+ Fallout 3, 200+ Fallout NV, 200+ Mass Effect 1-3, and 2 50+ Borderlands 2 charicters. Its been rough trying to level back up in borderlands, Skyrim is next. ALWAYS BACKUP TO THE CLOUD!
ABeastNamedTariq  +   768d ago
You make me cry man, you make me cry. I could never be sane after losing that much progress. I would trade in my console I swear (I'd regret it later, but I'd do it haha). I actually do everything you describe, and now I feel compelled to buy another USB drive and do some complicated stuff to duplicate my save file to a Swiss game account lol.
Insomnia_84  +   768d ago
It doesn't back up automatically like on PSN? Xbox Live? Really???? The almighty Xbox Live?? Huh!
mwjw696  +   768d ago

Thank you troll for your useless comment about a feature you don't understand. Back under your bridge now.

Yes it does auto backup once you enable it. I had it turned off because i thought I would never use it. Man was I wrong.
Bigpappy  +   768d ago
This is a really good feature for those who have friends and Family members who also have X1. You can go visit, log into their X1 and just continue from where you left off. Anywhere you go and there is an X1, you can continue where you left off.
Lovable  +   768d ago
Wow that's huge. I mean HUGE!

Is this what they say "Sky's the limit" know what I mean?
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Majin-vegeta  +   768d ago
Wow that's huge. I mean HUGE!

That's what she said xD.

OT:Cool i guess.
badkolo  +   768d ago
another bombshell announcement, now im waiting for full cross play with pc games like they did with shadowrun and the game is over
majiebeast  +   768d ago
Everybody buys a pc and PS4 cause every Xbone game is on pc?
sobotz  +   768d ago
cause PC games is on Xbone

whoyouwit04  +   768d ago
Dude, you're sad. Ryse, Killer instinc, forza, dead rising 3, Quantuam Break none are on PC.
CrossingEden  +   768d ago
kinda like all the indies sony "announced" at e3 -_- like octodad
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
@badkolo: Why would it be over? PS3 currently does cross-platform play right now with Dust 514, and DCUO, I believe there are others. Are you saying Sony can't do cross-platform play even though they are right now?
keabrown79  +   768d ago
DCUO does not offer cross play.. pretty sure they are independent servers... FFXIV will however.
jon1234  +   768d ago
looks like xbox user will be on cloud 9!
ElementX  +   768d ago
Clever! :)
GameCents  +   768d ago
More positive news for team Green. Again, thanx Julie.
They said you weren't a gamer and would screw things up, so far under your leadership we have self publishing on X1, self publishing on 360 and unlimited cloud hard drive.
Wonder what's next.
majiebeast  +   768d ago
Yeah the new leader of Xbox did this all in a week... How stupid are you?
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M-M  +   768d ago

Team Green? Really?
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aiBreeze  +   768d ago
Doesn't team green sum up Microsoft perfectly though?
Megaton  +   768d ago
I think you should be thanking Sony. If they hadn't dropped such a devastating beating on Microsoft at E3, they wouldn't have had to go into panic mode after looking at the pre-orders. All of this flip flopping and spontaneous feature creation is a result of being put into a really tight spot.
ALLWRONG  +   768d ago
What does Sony have to do with unlimited cloud storage? That isn't something they offer but I'm sure they will now. You going to thank MS when Sony copies this? Do you thank MS for PSN? Will you thank MS when Sony opens up the PS4 to be used as dev kits like the Xbone?
buynit  +   768d ago
Thats whats so great about competition.... Do you really think ps+ would exist if it wasnt for live, you really think sony would give out so many free games?

Why does it have to be so negative to you? Im glad ms is trying to win me back, we all guck up... as a gamer i look forward to all consoles but will admit that ms has to do a bit more to make me considering buying the xb1 any time soon after launch.
sobotz  +   768d ago
then you should thanking MS to bring the cross-game chat
No_Limit  +   768d ago
As far as I know, you still need to subscribe to PS+ to use the cloud save feature on the PS3 and even PS4 at the moment and there is a cap limit. So if Sony would be following MS on this news and also enable developers to activate their PS4 as a Dev kit later on, then wouldn't you say also Sony will be doing a 180 as well?

Haters never learn.
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badkolo  +   768d ago
the only thing sony did was announce no drm, ms killed sony in every other department, at no time did sony try to say how much more powerful ps4 is, all they did was say no drm and no check in, if thats beating ms then your delusional
Megaton  +   768d ago
Negative? Haters? You guys are way too defensive. My point was that being on the losing side of some stiff competition brought them here, not the new president who probably hasn't even finished unpacking yet.
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jon1234  +   768d ago
whats with all the hate? xbox and ps have coexisted for a years ... i dont see the difference now...
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Bruce_Wayne  +   768d ago

No. Sony also killed Microsoft in price, and that's possibly the biggest factor.
kewlkat007  +   768d ago
"then you should thanking MS to bring the cross-game chat"

- if it wasn't for MS pushing XBL and built in HDs in consoles..
Hicken  +   768d ago
Nobody said she WOULD screw it up.

People said her lack of a background in gaming was a worry.

... who am I kidding? They're the same in your mind, just so you can make the sort of comment you just made here.

And, honestly, how much of this was her doing, and how much was someone/something else?

I don't see where it says free for all users. And, frankly, I can't imagine they WOULD do it for free. IF they do, however, it's good news. And, for a change, it won't be reactionary, responding to something their competitor is doing, or something their userbase was demanding.
GraveLord  +   768d ago
Take a second to think.

Games needs to be stored locally so they can be played or there will be a shit-ton of lag. Xbox One doesn't offer Cloud Gaming.

This "unlimited cloud storage" is just that. Storage. You can't play games from there until you download them to your local, non-replaceable HDD. So much for "unlimited hard drive".

Hell, I have an unlimited hard drive right now on my PS3. Any game I delete off my HDD can be re-download via Sony servers lmfao.
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buynit  +   768d ago
If you delete the game do you lose your saves? Honest question cause I bought an external 1tb to find out I can't dl the game to it, fucking game stop guy! I been thinking about deleting games till I bring back the hdd but it always said saved data will be erased too, and I not want that..
GameCents  +   766d ago
Um? Did I say this was cloud gaming? I'm more excited about saving unlimited number of game saves on to the cloud. How is that not a positive for Xbox One?
dcj0524  +   768d ago
This is great. I love the PS+ cloud save thing where it saves you data once per day. One time my bro deleted all my saved data in accident but PS+ had the data in the cloud. Life saver man thats only with 2GB! Unlimited probably means 1-2 TB. I'm not getting a XBOX ONE but does this come with GOLD or do you have to pay.
Robochobo  +   768d ago
It would be quite nice if it was for all users, but if it's locked behind a Gold Membership, I think that this is a nice incentive if you decide to pay for it.
dcj0524  +   768d ago
Why did I get so many disagrees? I was complementing microsoft, saying how it could apply to me, then asking is it with GOLD or not. You disagree on the uses of unlimited cloud storage? I don't get this site anymore.
Krosis  +   768d ago
That's pretty cool. I wonder how long for a Playstation drone to come in and say "they're lying!"

If Titanfall were an exclusive I'd pre-order an Xbox One day-one however Ill be playing it on PC. Console games don't usually heat up until 6 months or 1 year post launch from what I've seen.
Nice to see positive news from all fronts; should stem the tide of fanboy idiocy a tad.
first1NFANTRY  +   768d ago
why can't you just be happy. why even bring up the playstation in an xbone article? insecure much lol
Krosis  +   768d ago
I brought up Playstation FANS and their need to troll every article--I remarked on that trend. But reading comprehension is a skill mastered by few evidently. Speaking of reading, your last few comments on your profile explains your need to object to my remark.
Insecure? If you say so sport. You take care now ;)
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GraveLord  +   768d ago
You are seriously blind. There is no such thing as unlimited hard drive space via the cloud. Its ridiculous and a complete lie. YOU CAN NOT PLAY GAMES UNTIL THEY ARE DOWNLOADED ONTO YOUR SYSTEM.

So the cloud CAN NOT function as a hard drive.
This is a ridiculous article and those like you who believe it are extremely gullible and unable to think for yourselves.
Krosis  +   768d ago
You seriously can't read, particularly this article. Ever heard of Steam? I'd elaborate further but after reading your comment it'd be a wasted endeavor. People who yap without knowledge or at least without research are morons--a hat you wear so nicely. Try reading the article (shocking idea I know) then comment. As a grave Lord I'd of thought you had plenty of time to read...
ALLWRONG  +   768d ago
Damn what next? What's great is all this good news has gone viral. Gamers are listening MS keep it up.
DragonKnight  +   768d ago
"Gamers are listening MS keep it up."

What gamers? You speak for yourself. Who else do you speak for?
ALLWRONG  +   768d ago
Ever been to a website that isn't N4G? Try it sometime. You'd be surprised just how small your little world here actually is. Try this and expand your horizons. http://www.gamenewshq.com/ BTW it was gamers who got the DRM changed. Why? because gamers are listening.
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DragonKnight  +   768d ago
"Ever been to a website that isn't N4G? Try it sometime. You'd be surprised just how small your little world here actually is."

Someone's a little touchy aren't they?

"BTW it was gamers who got the DRM changed. Why? because gamers are listening."

Sorry but it wasn't. The gaming community had nothing to do with it. It was the casual audience finding out about it combined with Gamestop and Amazon pulling Xbox One from their stores that changed the DRM.

Plus you used "gamers are listening" in the completely wrong context.

@Redgehammer: You make a valid point. However I do need to point out that your examples have far more visible evidence to support someone saying that gamers "hated" or were "enraged" by MS during those occassions, whereas calling something like "unlimited cloud space" viral and so amazing that "gamers are listening" isn't on the same level.
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Redgehammer  +   768d ago
The same "gamers" that always get spoking for when someone wants to make a point. I saw that all gamers hated MSs E3, or Gamers were enraged about The XO reveal. People generalize every day on N4G;so, what's the big deal?
DigitalRaptor  +   768d ago
That's f***in nice! Good job MS.

Will make up for the Xbox One's non-replaceable hard drive.
No_Limit  +   768d ago
There is also a third option to use any external HD on the market that was already announced already. So there are several options for players to use now.
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DigitalRaptor  +   768d ago
Not having a replaceable hard drive is typical Microsoft. They're pushing a digital future, but neglect to let the user upgrade their hard drive, other than paying them more money. If they didn't have this cloud storage, that option would never have been there. It would've played out like this:

Install roughly 7 games on your HDD. Sees that HDD is full.
"Damn, got to replace it". "Shit you can't replace it?"
Buys an overpriced proprietary add-on, which will probably be just another 500GB. Cycle repeats.

Having fully read the statement, again...

* "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." *

... it seems to me that the wording is implying that you can basically download/stream your game and its accompanying data from the network, as they are stored there. It sounds exactly the same as what we have already.

"Profile" - very small file.
"Games" - doesn't sound like there is anything unique or special about this. You buy a game, you can access that game by downloading it from the network (cloud).
"Achievements" - server side syncing. Business as usual.
"Entertainment" - so you can upload you music I'm guessing? What about huge movie files and other content? What will be the catch here? That's what I'm interested about cause this statement is not very clear.
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creatchee  +   768d ago

Stop spreading misinformation. External hard drives are supported.


You really hate Microsoft, don't you?
DigitalRaptor  +   768d ago
@ creatchee

Thanks for letting me know about that, damn. Sorry. To be fair Sony has done the same thing with the Vita which I have condemned them for. My bad. And in answer to your question. I hold disdain for them for a number of reasons and won't support a company that operates as the folks at MS do.

The rest of my post, I didn't get a reply from you. It sounds to me like this cloud storage is just for Entertainment - which i still think will not be unlimited when you think of the implications of unlimited media storage.

The games and their accompanying data already exist on the Xbox Live network, so why would you need to store them on your own personal cloud "hard drive" segment? Surely this is just downloading games and DLC as it is currently, with some streaming thrown in there.

What's your take on this?
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creatchee  +   768d ago
"The rest of my post, I didn't get a reply from you. It sounds to me like this cloud storage is just for Entertainment - which i still think will not be unlimited when you think of the implications of unlimited media storage."

Yeah I agree with you. The whole "store your games on the cloud" doesn't make sense since you already have to install every game on the One anyway, and you need to have the disc in your console to play the retail version. And if they made you upload the disc data when it already exists on their servers... that would be silly. I guess it would be handy if you lost your disc or it became damaged, but then we're back at the part where you need it to play the game, so I honestly don't know.

I like cloud storage for stuff that it makes sense for. As you said - saves, entertainment (although I don't think I even understand that one lol), user generated content, etc. I don't think that it's the end-all be-all that some people say it is for situations like the Xbox One, as it's not a portable device that you really need to grab things remotely. Now if they announced partnerships with Apple to put your cloud-based iTunes library on your Xbox (which will quite honestly, never happen), I would say cool. The only thing that I think that will really be useful for in terms of game consoles will be for cloud-based or assisted computing, if it really works as they say it will.

All that said, I don't use cloud saves on my PS3 or Xbox 360 currently. I do use it on my Apple products though. However, that's a situation that merits it as opposed to having to tether to my home computer whenever I need to update. I like that it is offered for the One, don't get me wrong. But really, it's not that big a deal at best, and is kinda misleading at worst, even if it is innocuous.
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GameCents  +   768d ago
Power of The McCloud.
There can be only One.
The_Infected  +   768d ago
You've lost your mind.
Salooh  +   768d ago
He's a groupie or something like that to that woman . XD
Redgehammer  +   768d ago
Lol. That was great corn.
buynit  +   768d ago
Thats good... Considering how huge a fl next gen games are going to be if you buy digital..
ginsunuva  +   768d ago
You don't use the cloud storage for games....

Because then you'd have to redownload the game onto your console, duh.

It's for anything but game data.
GraveLord  +   768d ago
At least someone here can use their brain. Thank You for this comment. I was going crazy at how many stupid people there are on here.

Who actually stores music/videos on their Xbox anyway? And who would even want to stream this content and waste their precious bandwidth?

The only thing cloud storage is good for on consoles is game saves. That's pretty much it. Anything else is just a novelty and has little real-world use.
buynit  +   768d ago
Well excuse the hell out of me, my goodness you kids get offended quite easily around here..

So I thought you didn't have to re download it if it is on the cloud, I thought it would work the same as game saves cause you don't have to re download that..
MichaelLito79  +   768d ago
Xbox live members this is an excellent way to ensure we will always have space for storage. Kudos to MS.
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p0tat0stix  +   768d ago
Wouldn't be surprised if this "unlimited hard drive space" came at a price. Right now Cloud space is pay-as-you-go. Why would they change that? Think about that one...
rela82me  +   768d ago
Because we pay 60 a year for the services which seem more and more worth it every day.
dktxx2  +   768d ago
A 2TB hdd costed me $80. Let's say the average Xbox One user uses 20GB of the cloud for themselves (an extremely, extremely generous number), that hard drive alone could could satisfy the needs of a hundred people. If you divide the cost up, that's $0.80 a person. When we consider the fact that the average cloud use will probably be something 1 or 2 gigs at most, that price-per-user plummets even more.

As far as why would they change that? Microsoft has a reputation as a greedy, miserly company, especially the games division. This moves helps rebuke that just a little.
n4rc  +   768d ago
Its pay as you go if you are renting the servers..

Microsoft owns and operates them..
Izzy408  +   768d ago | Well said
Aaaaand here come the PS fanboys looking for something to bitch about.
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mwjw696  +   768d ago
Welcome to N(PS4)G where the trolls and assholes have 100+ agrees and 6+ bubbles.

Hurts my brain.
Salooh  +   768d ago
Look at your negative comment then blame others lol .

This is a good feature. Just hope there is no catch to it like how the 10 family members feature turned out ( Let you download demos not the full game).

Ps4 already let you download the digital games anywhere you want , you download part of the game in your friend house and start the game while the rest continue downloading. Gaikai is another feature that let you stream without uploading .(My opinion: I prefer this over the cloud thing..)

This feature may be useless for most of the people like Gaikai , Most people have limited and slow network so it's hard to enjoy these features. So if i have a limit which i do i would never go and upload a game , nor stream it . So this doesn't change the fact that you can't change the hard drive .
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drsfinest72  +   768d ago
Uh family share plan wasn't sharing demo of the game. It was the full game..get your facts straight.
Salooh  +   768d ago
Well , even if i'm wrong , they still removed it because there is no longer DRM/used game restrictions so it's not like it was there for players. It was there to cover their freaking policy. I liked the feature from the start and gave it a compliment but it's not worth it with that policy...
etownone  +   768d ago
That 10 family share plan was the BEST feature Xbox One had.

You need do talk out of your butthole without knowing the facts
supersonicjerry  +   768d ago
"unlimited hard drive space" that is very hard to believe with the way cloud is now and unlimited to EVERYBODY is going to be very hard but i guess we will see.
aPerson  +   768d ago
Pretty cool...

I'm not purchasing an Xbox One at this point - I already pre-ordered a PS4 and I don't have the money to spend on two consoles launching within a month or two of each other, but I've gotta say - some of the features Microsoft are announcing are neat and if they support the console with multiple quality exclusives over the next few years (not just sequels to popular franchises), I will buy one eventually.
aPerson  +   768d ago
Stealth disagrees! Yaaaaay!!!
aiBreeze  +   768d ago
Lmfao.. look around, Microsoft stamped themselves all over this article's comments. It's becoming a trend in the first few hours of every pro Microsoft/Xbox article. Not that I don't blame them.
WeAreLegion  +   768d ago
Nice feature, but wouldn't that be the same as streaming your games if they're saved in "the cloud"?
Truehellfire  +   768d ago
It will probably require you to have games installed on the hard drive for them to be played. I imagine it will limit what you can store in the cloud to saved games, pictures, movies, etc.
Salooh  +   768d ago
Except that you have to [download+install] it ( if it's digital ) or install it ( if it's a disk ) then upload it to the cloud then stream it anywhere you want. That's how it will work if there isn't a catch to this feature..

In ps4 you either just stream in Gaikai or Just download part of the game then start it while the rest download.
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DigitalRaptor  +   768d ago
That's what I'm also getting from this vague statement.

I thought it was impressive at first, but having looked closer and thought about it why would Microsoft waste their own server provision by letting you upload a previous downloaded game to you own cloud segment? That's the ultimate in data redundancy.

It sounds to me like this is just the same as accessing a purchased game and its accompanying data by downloading or streaming it from its repository on Microsoft's network (cloud).

Profile data is negligible, Achievements work exactly how they do now and again it's negligible data. The real question is "Entertainment". That surely cannot be unlimited as they're putting it.

Can someone please give me a better alternative explanation of what this all means, because that is what i have deduced from the statement of zero elaboration?
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Salooh  +   768d ago
Look at my replay to Truehellfire above.. :)
Petro  +   768d ago
Exactly, there is nothing you can upload to this storage by yourself, so it has to be marketing spin. They really need to explain this feature better.
McScroggz  +   768d ago
Very cool. Hope the PS4 takes advantage of this as well.
iBlackyi  +   768d ago
The Ps4 has an exchangable harddrive, so you dont need it.
IcicleTrepan  +   768d ago
I like that they're both at each other's throats, one upping each other. Everybody wins.
mwjw696  +   768d ago
Tell that's to the diehard fanboys on either side. They act like this shit is Highlander...
Pieman523  +   768d ago
Cool. Good to know.
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FlyGuyHung  +   768d ago
WOW. This is be a huge selling point for casual consumers.

No denying Im getting both the XboxONE and PS4, but this is just beyond awesome.
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riceking  +   768d ago
basically, it's exactly how it is already. Your profile, your licenses for purchased content, achievements, etc. "Unlimited hard drive space" is a hilarious way to put it.
majiebeast  +   768d ago
Exactly im laughing my ass off here at the people who are celebrating like this is anything new. Dont you guys find it strange how in that PR part they didnt mention save games. I fell for it aswell but then i got suspicious when they didnt mention save games.

All the stuff they mentioned is already in the cloud. Unless some of you actually thought they would store everyone's 15gb games and 1080P video's on the cloud.

Goodjob by Microsoft PR trying to make it sound like tis new when the PS3,360 and WiiU already do this same thing
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Redgehammer  +   768d ago
No, because they specifically say games and entertainment in the quote, and storing either in the 360 cloud is impossible.

According to Microsoft's public relation's, the Xbox One will offer this service for all Xbox Live members, negating the necessity of an Xbox Live Gold account to utilize the service as it stands currently.

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.
DigitalRaptor  +   768d ago
No they're right. As I've asked above, why would Microsoft waste their own server provision by letting you store a previously downloaded game to your own personal cloud segment?

Why would they not just have you download it and its accompanying game data/patches/downloadable content from its official repository on Microsoft's network (cloud)?

The only thing that seems valid here based on that vague announcement is the "Entertainment" storage. And how can that possibly be unlimited? Are they going to let you upload 1TB+ of films and music etc.?
AceBlazer13  +   768d ago
Of course it wouldn't be possible on the 360 cloud,how would the 360 play xbone games.
JokesOnYou  +   768d ago
Did you read the article, cause clearly you don't own 360.

"Now, this comes as no surprise, as that feature is already incorporated into the Xbox 360 (limited to 512mb) and was spoken about at E3 as being unlimited for the Xbox One."

-Even if this only pertains to the small profile and save data 360 with 512 vs X1 with unlimited are NOT exactly the same.
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NeverEnding1989  +   768d ago
Lmao. You missed a critical part:

" including your profile, GAMES, Achievements and entertainment."

Now move on to the next positive MS article:)
claterz  +   768d ago
That's no different to whats on the PS3/360 now though. Do you think everyone on Xbox One will have their own copy of a game stored in the cloud? It's not the game that is being stored, it's the license that you're given to play the game when you purchased it.

If I go to the PS Store now, I can look back at everything that I've downloaded since 2008 and I can download any game from the list. This is no different to what will happen on PS4/XboxOne however instead of having to download the game, we will be streaming them instead.

Also by saying "entertainment" they probably mean the same thing, whereby if you purchase a movie or song through Live, you will have access to that content through the cloud by using the license that was originally given to you when you purchased the content. I'm not trying to spin this in a negative way, but it's completely unrealistic to believe that Microsoft would allow every single user to upload 100's of GB's worth of video and music to the cloud, especially when it's FREE.

Basically they're talking about something we've been doing for years already. Storing saves, achievements and game licenses in the cloud is nothing new. Being able to STREAM games and entertainment is more exciting than the unlimited storage part IMO.
Mrgolden79  +   768d ago

Finally, someone with common sense!
AceBlazer13  +   768d ago
It's just as free as the games u guys said we were "renting" from ps plus lol I keed good for u Xbox guys
Yo Mama  +   768d ago
This is the same way it is now! They're not giving you unlimited space to upload your game library, just the licenses. You still have to download the game on your harddrive. It takes minimal space to store profile info, licenses and the like. But of course Microsoft will make it seem like everyone gets terabytes upon terabytes of free storage for everything on their harddrive.
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