Xbox One manages your hard drive storage for you

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One makes use of cloud storage making it easy to manage your hard drive space. So easy in fact, the console does it for you.

Speaking with Game Informer, a Microsoft representative told the site the system was designed to make storage management an automatic feature.

“For saved games, settings, and other information that Xbox One customers save to the cloud, space is virtually unlimited,” said the rep. “In the internal hard drive in each Xbox One, games and apps can be uninstalled or reinstalled instantly with the click of the Xbox One menu button.

“Saved games and settings information is retrieved from the cloud for any game as its being reinstalled. By being smart about how storage is managed, Xbox One keeps everyone playing, watching, and sharing their entertainment content rather than worry about limitations. You can also see how much storage any app uses by pressing the menu button on that app.”

Basically, users won’t be able to see a list of installed content in one spot like with Xbox 360. This also means that if you stay online connected to the cloud, game progress will always be available. If not, “it is stored locally on the console.”

The more you know, etc.

Xbox One launches this Friday, November 22.