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Xbox One Cloud could offer unlimited storage

by William Schwartz

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The highly touted Xbox One Cloud could offer unlimited virtual storage on the console when it arrives this fall.   Microsoft has wasted no time in expressing the importance of this initiative on the platform, they’ve said it would offer more computing power on the Xbox One, and that developers would be able to utilize the cloud to make better gameplay experiences.

Offering storage space is something that is currently available on the Xbox 360, albeit a limited amount at the current time.  The Xbox 360 allows players to store 512 mb of cloud storage on the console, but a report out of PAX Australia suggests that this number could be increasing exponentially.

According to a statement out of the convention, Xbox Live subscribers will be able to access seemingly unlimited cloud storage on the Xbox One.

“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.”

The Xbox One has been announced to be arriving with a 500 GB HDD.  Some have already started to question whether that would be enough storage in the next generation.  With games sizes likely to increase, the continuation of the downloadable content trend, and the introduction of streaming and capture features on the Xbox One, many assumed that they’d be needing to expand their storage capacity in short order.  This unlimited cloud storage sounds like it could remedy these problems.

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