Cloud storage unveiled for Xbox 360

Written by Joe Martin

June 7, 2011 | 09:47

Tags: #cloud #cloud-storage #e3-2011 #e3-2011-news #xbox-360

Companies: #microsoft

Microsoft has unveiled plans to bring cloud storage to the Xbox 360, allowing users to keep their gamer profiles and save games on Microsoft servers accessible anywhere.

'Gone are the days of "gamertag recovery"' said Microsoft's Marc Whitten in an open letter, via Eurogamer. 'Now all you need to do is sign in, no matter where you are!'

Microsoft curiously didn't announce the new service as part of its E3 2011 conference, however.

'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,' continued 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.'

Whitten also promised changes to the Xbox Live UI and a new service called 'Beacons', which can be sent to Facebook to alert friends that you want to play a certain game.

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