PlayStation Plus was launched last summer but today Sony has announced an addition to its services, which may attract a whole new audience.
PlayStation Network has announced that Plus subscribers will now be able to store their save game data online in the cloud. This will be a service that a lot of gamers will see as very enticing considering the possibility to travel anywhere in the world, input your details and begin playing where you left-off back home. Online storage for game saves will be available with the v3.60 system software update due out today, 10 March and will be automatically enabled for PlayStation Plus subscribers once they install the update.
With the new feature, PlayStation Plus subscribers can store up to 150MB of game save data and a maximum of 1000 data files per PlayStation Network account. When the new feature launches, most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves, and in the future new titles will have the capability to offer the storage option. Accessing the saved game data can be done at any time via the XrossMediaBar (XMB).
So for all the globe-trotting gamers out there this service could be the answer to their prayers and allow them to boast to all their friends around the world just how good they are at Crash Bandicoot.
Source: PlayStation Blog