If you have ever had the misfortune of losing game save files (here’s looking at you Castlevania and Mass Effect 2) then you will know just how much of a lifesaver cloud computing can be.
Reports have just come in that the Playstation 3 will be getting the ability to save your game files online. It won’t be just as simple and straightforward as that though.
More info after the jump.
According to the report, the ability to save your games online – simply called “Online Saving” will come packaged in with the PS3 3.60 firmware update. Don’t get too excited just yet though, that is unless you are a Playstation Plus subscriber as the service will not be available for users of the free service.
Plus subscribers will then be given the ability to not only save their games online for safety’s sake but will also be able to access them from other PS3s as long as they are logged in on their PSN account.
One other noteworthy piece of information is that the ability to utilize online saves will not be mandatory and developers may actually choose to have them disallowed in their games if they have any worries or issues so we hope that we only see it come to that on rare occasions.
I think that the arrival of cloud services on consoles is already way overdue so I am very happy to hear this sort of news.
Last Updated: January 31, 2011