Microsoft Xbox One to Offer Free Unlimited Cloud Storage

At long last, companies are starting to realize that the cloud's true potential really hinges on two things: fast connectivity, and unlimited storage. Placing a roof on the cloud, as Dropbox does with its lowly 2GB of gratis space, makes it useless for many people. And on the gaming front, placing caps makes it difficult to figure out what to store, what not to store, etc. Who needs the worry?

After a back-and-forth tussle over DRM rules, Microsoft has decided to make a positive step by announcing unlimited hard drive space via the cloud for the incoming Xbox One console. This would presumably allow unlimited game saves, profile saves, and potentially even saves of digital games themselves. Better still, an Xbox Live Gold account will not be a requirement to access it. Here's the official blurb:

"Xbox Live offers Xbox One unlimited storage space in the cloud for all Xbox Live members to store numerous types of Xbox Live content, including your profile, games, Achievements and entertainment. This content is stored and saved in the cloud so you can automatically access it anywhere, anytime, no matter where you are."

Kudos, Microsoft.