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PS3 may get saved game cloud sync with PlayStation Plus

updated 02:05 pm EST, Sat January 29, 2011

PS3 Internet saved game syncing due with 3.6 patch

PS3 owners could soon get an online based saved game sync system through PlayStation Plus. An apparent leak of a Sony developer update late Friday has suggested Sony will give the premium subscribers the option of storing games on a server. Similar to Valve's Steam, the Kotaku-described Online Saving approach would tie the saves to the player's account and could bring them back after switching to a new console or if the hard drive dies.

The technique would require the as yet unofficial 3.6 firmware update. Sony isn't known to have given out a definite release date, but PlayStation Plus requires either a $50 yearly subscription or $18 for three months. Other bonuses, such as access to exclusive games and store discounts, should stay intact.

Adding cloud saving could be a critical feature for the upcoming NGP, which will only have limited storage of its own. Certain versions will also have 3G and could update saved games even for users who aren't at home or otherwise near Wi-Fi.




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