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The Xbox One will soon add a key feature gamers have been clamoring for

April 4th, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Xbox One External Hard Drive Support

An Xbox One problem that’s likely annoying hardcore gamers may “soon” be fixed, Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb revealed on Reddit, as the company will soon bring external game storage support to the console allowing users to install and play games on external hard drives. However, it’s not yet clear whether those external drives will be able to offer more storage space than the 500GB available by default on the Xbox One. Hryb apparently doesn’t know yet whether there will be any limitation when it comes to external media storage support, but the exec will share information once it becomes available.

Last May, Microsoft senior director of product planning Albert Penello said the Xbox One’s USB 3.0 ports can be used for external hard drives, Polygon reports, saying that the internal drive of the console can’t be removed or serviced by the user. Comparatively, PlayStation 4 users won’t be able to add external drives to their console, but they’ll be able to replace the drive the PS4 ships with.

Interestingly, Hryb also hinted that more Xbox One features are in the making, without revealing what they are.

“Lot’s of good work going on to make the console even better — some you’ll see soon, some will show up later. But: it is all good stuff,” he said on Reddit.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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