Microsoft has begun issuing updates to Xbox 360 consoles that will start moving saved games and profiles away from local storage and moving them into the cloud, Eurogamer reports.
The new update will make it possible for Xbox gamers to recover their Xbox Live gamertags across a number of different consoles and will allow them to access save data. Initially the feature will be available on Xbox Live Arcade games but is expected to roll out to other games in the future.
At E3, Microsoft announced its plan to introduce cloud storage for its console, with Xbox Live executive Marc Whitten noting:
“Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox Live gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your ‘game saves’ securely in the Xbox Live cloud, instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive.
Gone are the days of ‘gamertag recovery’. Now all you need to do is sign in, no matter where you are!”
The update will also move Microsoft Points, Achievements and friend lists to Microsoft’s cloud storage.