Back at PAX Australia, Microsoft revealed that free, unlimited cloud storage would be available to all Xbox One owners. As exciting as this may sound, everything that glitters isn’t gold.
During the recording of our last podcast, someone questioned how this new setup will work, so we reached out to Microsoft for additional details and here’s what a company spokesperson had to say:
Game play is not streamed directly from the cloud, but all of your digital games are stored and saved in the cloud so you can access them anytime, from any Xbox One console. For some titles, GPU and CPU resources are cloud based, but it should not be viewed as streaming games.
So, games won’t be streamed from the cloud and will instead be available to download from any Xbox One. Not exactly what we were hoping for, but moving from 512MB of could storage to unlimited space for game saves isn’t something we’d consider a loss.