Users Can’t Access Xbox One Storage Management by Design
Microsoft have stated that the Xbox One storage management is handled automatically by the console, meaning that users can no longer control their save files. Many users had been concerned by not being able to manage the Xbox One’s files, however Microsoft insists that having the console do it automatically is better for the user.
Speaking to GameInformer, a Microsoft representative stated, “Xbox One was designed to make storage management automatic, For saved games, settings, and other information that Xbox One customers save to the cloud, space is virtually unlimited. On 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.”
Microsoft also explained what would happen if the Cloud was down for any reason or you were unable to access the online storage. Put simply, you will have a local version of your save to enable you to play offline when not able to connect.
“In Xbox One your game progress, purchase history, pins, and activity history available to you wherever you are when you want to play because they are stored in the cloud,” the rep explained. “Everything stored locally on the console is just a cache that enables you to play offline, track achievement progress offline, and more. When you reconnect we will sync your progress in the game and sync your achievements. If you remain connected to the cloud, your game progress will always be available in the cloud so you can pick up where you left off in the game from any Xbox One you play the game on; if not, it is stored locally on the console.”
Are you bothered about not being able to manually access Xbox One’s storage, or do you welcome the move by Microsoft?