Microsoft Announced Unlimited Cloud Data for Xbox One

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Microsoft has announced some new information about the cloud service they plan to offer with the Xbox One. It’s no secret that one of the big ideas behind the Xbox One is cloud computing to make the life of a gamer easier by having a huge cloud servers behind the Xbox One. Microsoft is now saying that anyone that has an Xbox Live account, not a Xbox Live Gold, that is right just the free silver account that you get for registering will have unlimited access to their cloud for saving data. Microsoft’s reasoning behind why they are doing this is so gamers will have basically an “unlimited” hard drive for saves that doesn’t require the physical hard drive that will ship with the Xbox One. Here is what Microsoft said about it,

“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.”

Looking at all the good and bad press that Microsoft has gotten since they unveiled the Xbox One I guess you could score this in the win column. While I like the idea of having data backed up to the cloud to use in the same way that Steam and Origin do it so you always have your saves and options data readily available, this is by no means a big deal. The thing is they did mention games. No details were given but does that mean one day that the Xbox One will be streaming from the cloud and your Xbox One console will be just that a console? Should be an interesting development to see what happens. I could see this being the next step if Microsoft wants the Xbox One to keep the same shelf life as the Xbox 360.

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