Monday, 29 July 2013 15:18
The battle is continuing to heat up in the console camps. Microsoft is on a path that requires they add extra value to their console in order to justify the extra $100 price tag. Of course, the Kinect Sensor and TV PVR functionality adds some, but gamers and enthusiasts need more than that. Microsoft just announced Unlimited Cloud Storage. In the Xbox 360, you have 512MB that is was only used for game data and achievements, but the Xbox One will allow you to store your profile, actual games, achievements and yes, your entertainment (movies and music). The best news is that for full cloud storage, you don't even need to have Xbox Live Gold. It's free for everyone. Sony, it's now your turn.
It's no secret that Microsoft has one of the most powerful cloud services with Azure, SkyDrive and other products and services, and the cloud is being used extensively with the Xbox One to power some of the computing and rendering processes, but that's not all. Another lesser-known use of the cloud for the device is that it can be utilized as an extension of the hard drive, storing and retrieving game data.