One of the slightly questionable decisions that Microsoft revealed at their announcements was the fact that the Xbox One had only about 500 GB of hard disk space that was not upgradable.
Considering that next-gen titles will most likely be sold on blu-ray disks, this did not seem like a whole lot of space for the console, however, Microsoft has recently come forward with a statement that puts many of these fears to rest. Apparently the cloud’s got you covered with free unlimited storage.
Currently, you can use your Xbox 360 to access cloud storage if you have an Xbox Live Gold membership, and even then you’ll only have 512 MB of free space to play around with. At PAX Australia, Microsoft said that this limitation would be gone, and you would not even have to have a Gold account either.
Xbox Live offers Xbox One unlimited storage space in the cloud for all Xbox Live members to store numerous types of Xbox Live content, including your profile, games, Achievements and entertainment. This content is stored and saved in the cloud so you can automatically access it anywhere, anytime, no matter where you are.
Microsoft has been hard at work dispelling some of the bad mojo they might have accrues since the reveal of the Xbox One and the subsequent bad press. They’ve reversed several of their more unpopular policies including their stance on used games, announced self publishing for indie developers and have even revealed that any Xbox One can be used as a debugging kit for aspiring developers.
Now perhaps with this cloud business they’ll have thrown off the last of the bad PR they’ve received and everyone can look at the features offered by each console objectively. Have the recent policy reversals and additional features changed your stance on the Xbone? Comment below and let us know.