External game storage ‘coming soon’ for Xbox One.

Xbox One System

But there’s ‘no news yet’ for localised Kinect voice commands in new regions.

Xbox Live director of programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb responding to queries on Reddit has revealed, "External game storage is coming soon.... I need to check on media support." Replying to the question as to whether there will be limits on the amount of data, as with the Xbox 360’s 32GB, Hryb said,"When I have details on that, I'll let you know."

Unfortunately there’s no news yet for localised Kinect voice command functionally beyond the currently available territories.

In response to community calls for External HDD support, Microsoft have previously made it clear that this is something they are prioritising for Xbox One. Last month former Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten announced, ‘We know external hard drive storage is another big one on your list, It's on our list too.”

Albert Penello, senior director of product planning at Microsoft confirmed back in May that Xbox One would be able to utilise external storage for everything that could be stored on the non-replaceable internal drive. PS4 gamers however won’t be able play downloaded games from external storage as yet so Xbox One has a marked edge here.

Arriving in Xbox One’s April update will be new friend notification and game save features with improved functionality for game DVR and Kinect.

Are you pleased to hear of external storage for Xbox One in the near future, or is this something you would have liked to have seen when it first came out?  Please feel free to add your comments below. 

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