Online storage for game saves lands on PS3 tomorrow

Creaky

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Sony have finally confirmed the news that cloud-storage for game saves is heading to the PlayStation 3 via a system update that will be released tomorrow. As expected, the feature requires that you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

As predicted on Neowin back in January, the feature will allow users to save their games to the cloud and then access them across other PlayStation 3 systems.

The feature will allow gamers to store up to 150MB of game save data and will have a maximum of 1000 data files per PlayStation Network account. Although users are unlikely to ever hit the 1000 data file limit, save games can be 5mb each or more. One big bit of news is that it will also let users back up “copy-prohibited save data” which can be restored onto other PlayStation 3 consoles once every 24 hours.

Uploading save games to the cloud should be compatible with most PlayStation 3 titles, though the official blog mentions that from today onwards, all new releases will have the ability to do online saving.

At the moment the service will only be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers. PlayStation Plus currently costs $18 for a three-month subscription or $50 for a yearly subscription and allows users early access to demos, free games, and store discounts.

PlayStation 3 system software update version 3.60 will be released tomorrow and will contain additional small features that the company will announce when it goes live. As part of the preparation for the update, the PlayStation Network will be down for maintenance from 8am to 7pm PT today.

Source: Neowin.net
 

Creaky

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It's a unique idea. Only problem I can see is if you loose net connection for any reason, how do you carry on with your game then?
 

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Creaky said:
It's a unique idea. Only problem I can see is if you loose net connection for any reason, how do you carry on with your game then?
Good observation. I guess there is some sort of automatic save-state back up?
 

Silent

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They give you free Minis(PlayStation®Mini games), access to betas for upcoming games, discounts on themes/wallpapers/dynamic themes, they give you discounts on Minis, they give you access to demos that are not for the public eye, better avatars, etc.

Stuff like that.
 

TheNavigator

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Wow!

I won't subscribe to them anyways :p

BTW, Silent, I have an Egyptian friend of dad that lives in New Jersey :p

Tomorrow you will get the clock -1 hour.. Right? :mrgreen:
 

Silent

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TheNavigator said:
Wow!

I won't subscribe to them anyways :p

BTW, Silent, I have an Egyptian friend of dad that lives in New Jersey :p

Tomorrow you will get the clock -1 hour.. Right? :mrgreen:
Haha! I don't know. I have to check myself. Though we are hitting Spring over here.
 

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