Joystiq have managed to get their hands on some really interesting documentation that confirms that a 2010 update to the Xbox 360 is going to allow it to use USB devices as memory units.
According to the report, Xbox 360 owners will now be able to use any USB device that they have lying around as a new way to store demos, game installations, DLC – you name it. This is quite a move from Microsoft and one that I really didn’t expect.
It’s not all milk and honey though, it seems like Microsoft have made a decision that may just prove to be a buzz kill for your excitement.
Here’s the problem, while you will be able to use any USB device. Microsoft is only going to allow 16GB’s of the device to be used for the Xbox 360. It will also partition the space on the drive, meaning that the space will not be usable for anything else on the drive. Microsoft have also opted to only allow two devices to function on the console, which means that you are only looking at a solid 32GB’s of space for use.
This is a tough one. While I applaud Microsoft for doing this, considering that they really just could have not, it still leaves a bitter taste in your mouth when you see the restrictions attached to it.
What say you? Happy, or are the restrictions just too much of a bummer for this to truly be a good thing?
Let us know in the comments, and hit the source for more information.
Last Updated: March 19, 2010
March 19, 2010 at 08:45
better then nothing! id take that, who knows maybe in time they’ll increase the size
March 19, 2010 at 08:46
It’s about bloody time. The restrictions are in place so that cheaters can’t hack saves and enable exploits and such – but dodgy f*ckers will always find a way around that.
Expect big multiplayer games like MW2 to be even more filled with cheaters after this update hits.
Still, it’s nice for Average Joe to finally be able to use something other than the outrageously expensive official cards though.
March 19, 2010 at 09:11
and Average Joe can now play Forza 3 also 🙂
March 19, 2010 at 09:36
33GB thats about 4 games on your HDD more then enough too :biggrin:
March 19, 2010 at 09:38
32gb thats just stoopid in today’s technology
i mean really now MS is that the best u can come up with