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Xbox One Won't Support External Storage at Launch, But Definitely Coming in Future says Major Nelson

Microsoft's Major Nelson has just confirmed that Xbox One won't have support for external storage at launch as development team are concentrating on other things. (Major Nelson, Microsoft, Xbox One)

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Ksar  +   228d ago
its probably for security issues.

Eh, I'll be too busy enjoying Dead Rising 3 and capturing gameplay with the HD PVR 2. External storage can happen when it happens.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   228d ago
Something tells me if this article had Sony instead of MS in the title, your reply would be very different.
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slimeybrainboy  +   228d ago
Dont be a dick. Not everyone is going all digital or buys that many digital games, infact most people dont.

I think 500GB will be absolutely fine for most people.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   228d ago

I'm not being a "dick", its fact that if Sony was the name in the article, his comment would very different, just check his comment history.
black0o  +   228d ago
@slimey unlike the ps4 the x1 req u to instal every game into the Hard drive .. and I guess the games size next gen will only increase so I guess BF4 to a lot more then 14 GB without the patches and DLCs and the next hitman to be more then 20 GB

games like UC3 were more then 40 GB trust me 500GB won't do
dantesparda  +   228d ago
Wait a sec, werent you the guy (Ksar) that submitted a article the other day about how Shu said that the PS4 wont do this either and all the MS fanboys were all chastising the Sony fanboys for it. Now suddenly you're ok with it? Wow! fanboys are so fake, talk about "flip-flop"

And Black0o, are you sure its opitonal on the PS4, cuz im not sure. I hope it is

And to all Sony fanboys that want the ability to install to an external HDD, if you's want it all you have to do is ask for it and you know Sony will probably give it to you, unless they strongly against it
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Godmars290  +   228d ago
There was a story about Sony not allowing installs on external drives and people came in and complained.

Let me repeat that: you can switch out the PS4's HDD, its already been confirmed that they'll let you use an external drive for anything but but game data and gamers, likely from a certain camp, came in and bitched about it.

Here's the story:
Godmars290  +   228d ago

Allowing from external game installs *would* be too much of a security/piracy risk. Can't see how it couldn't be.
kreate  +   227d ago

 "to all Sony fanboys that want the ability to install to an external HDD, if you's want it all you have to do is ask for it "

Installing a game to a external hdd is something ps gamers never asked for or complained about.

the complaint, if any, was more about playing games without any internal or external installation.

However, I do ask Microsoft that I want to use my external hdd without any 16gb limitation. I have a 160gb external portable hdd lying around, yet I cannot use the whole 160gb cuz Microsoft restricts me. What's up with that?
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B-radical  +   227d ago
Something tells me if this article had Sony instead of MS Sony fanboys would defend it and get heaps of agrees :)
pyramidshead  +   228d ago
Let's hope it does. The internal XB1 HDD isn't upgradable.
PSVita  +   228d ago
You can't even buy a new HDD from MS?
MariaHelFutura  +   228d ago
Personally, I don't think this will happen on either console for many reasons.

But on the PS4 the HDD can be swapped out, so it's cheaper to upgrade.

The Xbox One's HDD isn't.
coopman300  +   228d ago
We dont even know how much the higher hds will cost for the ps4 so who's to say they will be cheaper than an external hd.
MariaHelFutura  +   228d ago

It's interchangeable w/ inexpensive HDD's that are found in PC's.


We just don't know types it will be on the PS4 yet, as far as I know.
HurtfulTimez  +   228d ago
@ coopman300 if its anything like the ps3s hdd where u can use any laptop sata hdd aslong as it runs at the correct rpm will be cheaper than the equivalent size of an external hdd.
iamnsuperman  +   228d ago
They have to. The thing can't be replaced. It will have to be supported in some form
kreate  +   227d ago
I used a faster rpm hdd and my ps3 works fine with it.

*super slim
PeaSFor  +   228d ago
lol, and you can't even upgrade the internal hdd?

Oh MS, that's really silly for a next-gen console.
candoa  +   228d ago
What is silly is gaika not being at launch date.
Hellsvacancy  +   228d ago
Gaika is the best you can some up with?

(I wasn't even going to comment until I saw dumbness)
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candoa  +   228d ago
All im saying is that sony is know for announcing software and not deliver, for example playstation home.
Skips  +   228d ago
Just, lol! @ comparing HDD's to Gaikai... You aren't even CLOSE buddy...

"All im saying is that sony is know for announcing software and not deliver"

What's even more silly is Kinect voice commands being only available in 5 countries at launch... -__-

Supposedly, according to MS "Xbox One IS Kinect"

....and yet, it's basic functions only work in 5 countries.... http://news.cnet.com/8301-1...
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MariaHelFutura  +   228d ago
The Xbox One and PS4's plans on what they are doing w/ the 'cloud' are 2 very different things.

Xbox One
Smoovekid  +   228d ago
Or the xbox one not having a launch date.
PSVita  +   228d ago
The Xbox doesn't even have a launch date yet and you want to talk about Gaikai lol
DirtyPimp  +   228d ago
uh oh
jackanderson1985  +   228d ago
with Nelson's record on what MS are doing I'm more inclined to take this with a pinch of salt... for a PR guy he gets alot wrong....i'm sure they'll flip a switch on this one
King-Prodigy-X  +   228d ago
Piece of S*** Console
TimeSkipLuffy  +   228d ago
looool That was a feature I would have loved for the PS4 and thought lucky X1 guys... but now... HAHA XD
No_Limit  +   228d ago
I just sent a tweet to Marc Whitten and Xbox support 2 and ask them directly. For some reason, I don't trust Major Nelson, he seems lost sometime with definite answers like his "surpise" at PAX equals to nothing.

Any case, 400 plus of free space should last me a few months to a year and hopefully the external hard drive situation will be good to go by then if what Major Nelson is telling is the truth.
iamnsuperman  +   228d ago
It is one of the reason I think they need to get rid of him. Microsoft have these weird heads and public figures who do a bad job and don't come off right yet they are the more lower level guys who do a better job (in the forums like in NeoGaf) at saying the message they are going for.
Hicken  +   228d ago
Wouldn't last you so long with a PS4. A good number of free to play games at launch, the ability to download all retail games day 1, PS+.
trafalger  +   228d ago
so you came into a xbone topic to talk about the ps4? what a surprise.


larry hyrb (major nelson) is just a gopher for m$. he is the one who is the voice for xbox live. hes managed to move up the ladder a bit but he is your typical pr person.
mhunterjr  +   228d ago
I would have preferred this be ready at launch, but I suppose 500gb will be good enough until the update.

Since the need for USB drives to carry around your gamertag is now replaced with use of the cloud, I'll give them a pass on this one.
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Godmars290  +   228d ago
FFS: This makes it sounds like they're still designing the console.

Working out security details at least.
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SilentGuard  +   228d ago
I would like an explanation as to why MS took a step backwards and made the HDD non-removable. On a side note, it would be inconvenient to use any usb thumb drive (or play n charge kit) when not one usb port is on the front of the console. I suppose we're all supposed to turn the console to have easy access to the one provided on the left side.
Grown Folks Talk  +   228d ago
How many launch titles will people get? If it becomes available by the time 2nd wave games hit, it's fine.
Godmars290  +   228d ago
"Sometime in the future" is kind of the point.

The "solution" could come in one, two or five years down the line. It may only apply to non-game content. They can do anything they want in regards to the issue, and the thing is, if you bought the console you'll have no choice but to deal with it.
Grown Folks Talk  +   227d ago
I would expect they allow full game installs, or else it defeats their own purpose. Why push towards a digital future w/o the space to do it? Unless they plan on allowing full storage in the cloud allowing you to pull from as needed.
jamsam360  +   228d ago
Well does anyone know how many gigs these games will be on blu ray now for xbox one? i sure in the heck do not! And i doubt all you do either, so shut the hell up about assumptions! There software has been confirmed to take up some of the hard drive! How many gigs are ps3 game? I would like to know that than that should be a fair estimate!
FITgamer  +   228d ago
Well Uncharted 3 is over 40gb which is on the high side. Im pretty sure TLOU was 26gb but most AAA games are between 10-25. I would assume that next-gen titles should use more though. If you are one of the people who want to go all digital next-gen that 500gb will go quickly. Unless all you play is COD and Halo.

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