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"Cloud" Save Games On PlayStation 3?

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Posted January 31, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

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According to unnamed sources cited by Kotaku, soon, the PlayStation 3 will move to the Cloud. Specifically, the 3.60 firmware update coming soon will include a feature called "Online Saving" giving gamers the ability to save games on remote servers, A/K/A the cloud. This will allow PlayStation 3 owners to save hard-drive space, as well as give gamers the option of picking up a saved game from a different system.

That's all the good news. The bad news: You'll have to have PlayStation Plus service -- the pay-for-it option for PlayStation's option -- to go to the clouds. Also, cloud saving will aid game companies in copy-protection; they'll be able to opt out of it, too.

DETAILS: Sony reveals PlayStation Plus details.

This is a great thing, I think. There's nothing more frustrating in all of gaming than a corrupted save file, and if you could keep a remote, hopefully pristine, copy of your file up in the clouds (okay, on a remote server), that would be amazing.  Whether it's amazing enough for you to shell out a monthly PlayStation Plus fee, of course, is a question you much look deep inside yourself to answer.

Source: Kotaku

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