Xbox 360 users now have Cloud Storage access
Xbox 360 users will now be able to free up some precious hard drive space by sending their game saves and account info to a new Cloud Storage feature.
The new Cloud Storage feature has started to become available to some users today, by means of a small dashboard update. Gamers will be able to retrieve their gamertags and profiles from “The Cloud” when on other Xbox consoles, meaning you’ll no longer need to save your profile to a USB stick and plug it in to your mate’s console.
Save data can also be accessed, though at present it has been reported that this only works for certain Xbox Live Arcade games. Users will also have access to their friends list, game achievements and Microsoft Points.
Microsoft announced the new Cloud storage service back at the massive E3 games event in Los Angeles last month. “We are making it easier for you to sign into your Xbox Live account from any console at any time to access your game saves and full profile,” said Live exec Marc Whitten.
“Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox Live gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your ‘game saves’ securely in the Xbox Live cloud, instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive.
“Gone are the days of ‘gamertag recovery’. Now all you need to do is sign in, no matter where you are!” he went on to add.