PlayStation Plus Subscribers: To the Cloud

PlayStation 3 System Update 3.60 is coming soon. What does this mean for you? If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, plenty. Check out the details after the jump.

Ever want to play your saved games on someone else’s PS3? The latest PS3 firmware update adds a new cloud feature so that you can save your games online.

The new online storage feature allows gamers to store up to 150MB of game save data and a maximum of 1000 data files per PSN account. Users also have the ability to back-up “copy-prohibited save data,” and all previously saved data may be restored once per 24 hour period. When the new feature launches, most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves, and moving forward, all new titles will have the capability to offer the storage option.

As I mentioned before, online storage for game saves functionality is included automatically for PlayStation Plus subscribers with system software update (v3.60), which will be available on March 10, 2011, and users can access their stored data on the XMB at any time. Additionally, users who save their files to the cloud can access their data on any PS3, using their PSN sign-in ID.

To back-up:

  1. Select (Game) – (Save Data Utility).
  2. Focus on the save data you wish to back up.
  3. Open up the option menu using triangle and select (Copy).
  4. Select [Online Storage] as the destination of back up.

To copy:

  1. Select (Game) – (Save Data Utility) – (Online Storage).
  2. Focus on the save data you wish to copy.
  3. Open up an option menu using “triangle” and select (Copy).