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Xbox One external storage support “coming soon”, says Major Nelson

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Xbox One external storage support is “coming soon” according to Major Nelson, aka Larry Hyrb head of Xbox Live.

Speaking in a recent Reddit post, Major Nelson has confirmed that Microsoft is working on bringing external storage support to the Xbox One in a future update.

“Lots of good work going on to make the console even better – some you’ll see soon, some will show up later. But it is all good stuff,” he said.

“External game storage is coming soon. I need to check on media support”, he added.

This will be welcome news to any Xbox One owner that is already filling up their internal 500GB hard drive with apps, games and other content.

Major Nelson wasn’t able to provide any more details on the feature like whether external storage would be limited to 32GB like with the Xbox 360, or even an approximate release date for the update.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Microsoft adding external hard drive support for the Xbox One.

In fact, last month when releasing the March Xbox One update, Microsoft mentioned it was aware of the consumer demand for such a feature in the future.

“We value all the feedback we’re getting from you. Keep it coming! We know external hard drive storage is another big one on your list. It’s on our list too. We’re working on that for a future update and will been you posted”, read the Xbox Wire post.  

Currently, neither the Xbox One nor the PS4 support external hard drives, meaning you are limited to only using the 500GB internal offerings.

The PS4 HDD is user upgradable though, if you want to put in your own storage in there. It is only officially compatible with 2.5-inch Serial ATA HDD though.

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