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

Published Apr 4th, 2014 5:05PM EDT
Xbox One External Hard Drive Support

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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 Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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