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Xbox One external hard drive support coming ‘soon’, developer claims

Luke Johnson


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The Xbox One is tipped to add external storage options

An Xbox One developer has suggested that the Microsoft made console will add external hard drive support ‘soon’.

With the console currently lacking any external storage options, the anonymous developer has taken to reddit to tease the device’s upcoming features overhaul.

Based on a leaked picture of the Xbox One dashboard, the development unit can clearly be seen displaying a pop-up notification which reads “external drive ready.”

As well as this written alert, the console has also been shown boasting 585.9GB of free storage, up on the Xbox One’s internal limitations.

The image was joined by teasing messages from the developer who stated: “Adding more hype on eth list of things to come.”

They added: “I give you this… soon.”

A lack of external storage abilities was one element of the Xbox One which proved contentious with some gamers at launch.

However, with all current Xbox One consoles sporting 500GB internal hard drives, we can’t imagine there are too many gamers already struggling to capacity constraints.

Microsoft has yet to offer any formal insight as to when, or indeed if, the Xbox One will add external hard drive support.

Early this week the manufacturer announced that it would release a Kinect-free edition of the Xbox One, backtracking on its launch plans to only sell the console when bundled with the motion-tracking peripheral.

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Via: VideoGamer

Matthew Bunton

May 16, 2014, 5:14 pm

I am expecting that this will not be an open system we will likely have to buy Microsoft ones at exhorbitant prices.


May 16, 2014, 10:46 pm


Simon Page

May 17, 2014, 2:30 pm

Why does it say in the review that they doubt anyone is close to a full drive, I've only had mine a month and i'm down to about 25% drive space, am I doing something wrong? all the games I play seem to install on the console and don't seem to play direct from the disc although the disc needs to be in the console to play the game. Do people just delete old game data off the drive? i'm used to the 360 just saving game save data and not installing many gigabytes of stuff.


May 18, 2014, 8:02 pm

When you say with all sporting 500 gb as if its massive. it's not and then saying "we can’t imagine there are too many gamers already struggling to capacity constraints" there are everyone is. it's a pathetic amount of storage for 2014 and likely 10 installed games and it's gone. You report it as if you have access to 500gb from the get go . We don't OS* takes it down to *362Gb

Grady Fuller

May 18, 2014, 9:56 pm

Why are you all complaining about the HDD space? I HIGHLY doubt all of you are downloading every single game that comes out. I have BF4, Lego Marvel and some indies on mine and i'm good. Just because 500GB isn't a lot of space, you all find the need to complain about it. A small percentage of people go digital only (Also funny considering they WANTED to go digital only but people just. like. you complained about it and now you're complaining about HDD space?). From the beginning they were talking about external HDD support and LOOK! They're doing it! Now STFU


October 5, 2015, 6:25 pm

Digital or Rom require mandatory installation

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