Sony Adds Cloud Storage for PS3 Game Saves
Sony announced that PS3 owners who subscribe to the PlayStation Network Plus network will soon have access to cloud storage for storing saved games and other data.
The PlayStation Network is free to PS3 owners, but subscribers to PlayStation Network Plus get additional features. Sony has tried to make PSN Plus more attractive in comparison to the Xbox Live Gold membership for the Xbox 360, and this announcement is the latest development in this competition.
Starting today, a PS3 firmware update (version 3.60) will make the console capable of connecting to Sony's cloud storage. But don't get too excited to store everything in this cloud account — it only has a 150 MB capacity per account. However, that is plenty of room for game saves, which take up little space.
One of the major advantages of this new cloud storage initiative is that PS3 owners will be able to pick up where they left off even if they aren't at home. For instance, a user could hop onto a friend's PS3, access his storage and download his saved game point and continue playing from there with no complications. And once finished, the game progress is saved back into the cloud so it can be accessed on the owner's PS3.