Posted on May 21, 2014, Stew Shearer Xbox One to Add External Hard Drive Support
Xbox One will be adding external storage and real names in June.
According to an announcement on the official Xbox website, the next Xbox Live update will give Xbox One owners the ability to utilize up to two USB 3.0 hard drives at the same time. The only restriction is that they must be 256 GB or larger. Gamers will be able to use these drives to copy data and even games that they can then use on other Xbox One’s after they’ve logged into Xbox Live.
The new option allowing gamers to use their real name, meanwhile, is being designed to give users “full control” over their Xbox identities.
“You’ll be able to share with all your friends, a subset of your choosing, friends of friends or none at all. The choice is yours,” said the announcement. “Also, your name doesn’t show up in games, and you can change your settings any time from your profile and when adding new friends.”
External hard drive support and the integration of real names have, according to the company, been two of the “most-requested features” among Xbox One owners. Their addition, in turn, is part of Microsoft’s efforts to “continually improve the product” and “bring the fan-favorite features you want most.”
These new features will joined at some point in June by “new SmartGlass features,” among which will be OneGuide and Universal Remote Control, new automatic sigh-in options and more.