Plus Members Receive Cloud Storage Tomorrow
Need some extra storage in your PlayStation 3? Don't feel like getting a bigger hard drive? Are you a PlayStation Plus subscriber?
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) has announced that online storage for game saves will be available exclusively to Plus members. Those who choose to do so can back up their save data to the "cloud;" this new feature arrives tomorrow and will be automatically enabled for all Plus subscribers (provided they have the latest software update, v3.60). You'll be able to store up to 150MB of PS3 save data and a max of 1,000 data files per PSN account, and if you're wondering, "copy-prohibited save data" is indeed supported. The press release says "most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves." This is probably a great option for the hardcore gamers who have a lot of data and don't want to lose any of it. It'll also help if you switch systems and want to transfer data that is "copy-prohibited."
Lastly, it's another reason to be a Plus subscriber. If this new feature is enough to convince you, a 3-month membership is $17.99 and the annual subscription is $49.99.
3/9/2011 12:03:54 PM Ben Dutka