Cloud storage coming to PlayStation 3?
posted on 01.29.11 at 07:12 AM EDT by (@salromano)

You’ll soon be able to keep your PlayStation 3 saves in an online “cloud”, according to a Kotaku rumor.

Apparently coming as part of the 3.60 firmware update, Sony’s calling the feature “Online Saving”. It allows users to upload their save files, which are tied to their PlayStation Network accounts, to a server run by Sony, and allows them to access the saves on any other PlayStation 3.

There’s a catch, though. The feature will only be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

We’ll have more on this as it develops. Stay tuned.

  • AdamBoy64

    The Cloud concept in general is pretty worrying. Especially in terms of privacy… All of that’s a discussion best kept for somewhere else.

    Anyhow, game saves aren’t really personal information, and if someone finds them and copies them it wouldn’t really worry me… so i’d be tempted to try this out – have been meaning to join Playstation Plus for sometime.

    • http://www.youtube.com/tezchi TezChi

      I’m inclined to agree. Cloud computing in general is something I am very sceptical of, the stability and privacy concerns of such storage is frankly frightening.

      That said, I do enjoy using online backup sites for non personal information and this would be similar to the use of a PS3 Cloud. I do like the idea of being able to store the saves away from your console, in terms of additional storage or retrivel in case of replacement/upgrade. I am on the fence with joining PS Plus, but if this comes to the free PSN I will be tempted to give it a go.

      • Hypno Physics

        I understand the worry of Privacy but why be hesitant if its just save files? Im sure it would on store what you select. To elaborate a bit more on Privacy; if it ever becomes like Facebook post-college era..THEN I’d worry.

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    I was interested until I saw playstation plus.

  • Ultima619

    play beyond….to the cloud

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceHeir# PrinceHeir

    why playstation plus users?

    this should be free for everyone damnit sony

    i want this features, i can transfer my Demon Souls and Star Ocean files since their locked.

    • http://myanimelist.net/profile/PrinceHeir# PrinceHeir

      *i can’t

  • JTX09

    Crap. I don’t have PS Plus.

  • aelmore1990

    50 bucks a year to keep your game saves safe doesn’t sound too bad…especially for those like me who are paranoid and always think their system is about to break…..

  • http://gematsu.com/members/admin/ Sal Romano

    I should really upgrade to PlayStation Plus. A friend of mine has it and is always going on about the free stuff he gets.

    I want free stuff. =\

  • rockman29

    My friends and I keep saying this is the one feature that may make us purchase Playstation Plus lol.