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Microsoft Introduces X-Box Live Cloud Storage

The Xbox Live cloud storage feature unveiled by Microsoft during the E3 gaming conference will soon become a reality for users.

The company plans to release the Metro dashboard update for the Xbox 360 console which, apart from a Windows Phone 7 user interface, will bring a host of new features including Beacon, which will help users mark online games they want to play with their friends.

Another exciting part of the update is cloud storage, which allows gamers to make back-up of their games. The size of the storage offered by Microsoft is 512 MB of cloud space to users, more than the 150 MB being offered by Sony, as reported (opens in new tab) by the Examiner.

The company has yet to announce a date for the launch of the Metro dashboard update, but sources expect it to be launched sometime this month.

"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'," the company stated.