Included in the system software update (v3.60) coming today to PS3, PlayStation Network?s new online storage for game saves feature gives PlayStation Plus subscribers the capability to back up game save data to the cloud.
Online storage for game saves is a new way for PlayStation Plus subscribers to ensure that their data files are secure and also for users who wish to access their files from other PS3 systems.
The new online storage feature allows gamers to store up to 150MB of game save data and a maximum of 1000 data files per PSN account. Users also have the ability to back-up "copy-prohibited save data," and all previously saved data may be restored once per 24 hour period. When the new feature launches, most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves, and moving forward, all new titles will have the capability to offer the storage option.
The online storage for game saves functionality is included automatically for PlayStation Plus subscribers with system software update (v3.60), which will be available on March 10, 2011, and users can access their stored data on the XMB at any time. Additionally, users who save their files to the cloud can access their data on any PS3, using their PSN sign-in ID.
PlayStation Plus subscribers should turn on the auto-download feature to ensure that the update will begin downloading as soon as it?s available.
Other minor features will also be added via system software update (v3.60). For example, under the PS3's settings window, users will be able to control the "Auto Power Off Controller" feature and set it to 10 minutes / 20 minutes or 30 minutes.
For more information visit http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps3/ once the update is live.