No External Storage Support for Xbox One at Launch
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The Xbox One will not support external storage at launch, but there’s good reason to believe that it may come to eventually support the feature.
Answering questions during his PAX-centric podcast, Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb revealed that the feature will not be present “at launch”, as the development team is “working on some other things, but it’s definitely on the list.” He implied that unlike the system’s predecessor the Xbox 360, the Xbox One may eventually see external storage functionality.
Microsoft’s Senior Director of Product Planning Albert Penello previously revealed to Engadget that the Xbox One is expected to support external storage through the system’s three USB ports. According to the developer, those devices will be able to store the same things as the system’s integrated 500GB hard drive, including game installations.
The Xbox One is expected to launch this November.