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PlayStation 3 Saved Games To Fly Into The Cloud

Users of Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) will soon be able to save their games in the cloud rather than on their consoles on-board hard drive, it has been reported.

The service, said to be called “Online Saving”, will give users the option to upload their saved games to a remote server. Users saving games in the cloud will be able to access their saved games from any console signed into their PlayStation Network (PSN) account.

According to Kotaku, the service will only be available to paying subscribers of PlayStation Plus.

The function will be made available in Sony’s upcoming 3.60 firmware update.

Sony warned that saving to the cloud "will allow save data with the copy prohibited attribute to be copied into the online storage", and have given developers the option to opt out of the feature if this is a concern.

The company’s latest firmware patch 3.56 was cracked in less than 24 hour hours of going live. The patch had been released to combat piracy on the console and to undo a hacking exploit created by George ‘Geohot’ Hotz, a well known iPhone jailbreaking expert.