I was recently listening to a gaming podcast where the host accidentally deleted all his game save data from his Xbox. To prevent baldness due to pulling your hair out after realizing you just erased months if not years worth of data, they say you should regularly back up your data, but how many of us actually do?
Sony may be working on a solution to this when they asked PlayStation Network users in a recent survery what new features they would like in future updates to the network. One of the questions hinted at a cloud-based save system.
The survey was conducted by Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan and it’s purely speculation at this point, however the idea of having your saves in a safe location in case of fire, theft or user error could leave gamers sleeping soundly with all their hair intact.
Due to the resources required to save everyone’s data this will probably be part of PlayStation Plus, the new paid subscription service announced by Sony at E3 in June. I don’t know how many of you have actually backed up your PS3s but I can tell you from personal experience the process cant take hours. Paying a little extra for cloud backup–and free games of course–could swing many non-believers towards Sony’s new paid service.
Would you pay for PlayStation Plus to save games in the cloud?
Source: PlayStation LifeStyle