Afraid that they will be forced at some point to delete some games to make room for new ones, the XBOX One users repeatedly asked Microsoft to do something about this problem. Microsoft listened to its fans and announced they would deliver a solution:
It couldn’t be easier to increase your storage capacity of games and apps with the external storage support features we’re bringing in June. Your Xbox One system will soon support up to two external hard drives at once. Simply plug in your 256 GB or larger USB 3.0 external hard drive and once formatted, copy and move games, apps and game add-ons to increase your storage capacity at home.
There are two important aspects you need to focus on here: the update is coming in June, so you don’t have to wait too much, and the USB 3.0 is crucial for all the modifications to take place.
The second great news, besides the fact that Microsoft will solve the storage problem, is that you will be able to transport your favorite games to a buddy’s house and play there in a blink of an eye, after you signed in into the XBOX Live.
Moreover, the update will also make possible the real-name support on your Xbox Live friends list so you can identify the people you play with.
If we were to judge, we’d say that the new update seems to turn the XBOX One into a Sony Play Station 4. The storage problem is haunting the XBOX One from its very birth, but Sony understood that gamers can’t be satisfied with only 500 GB of hard drive storage and provided the PS 4 with an upgradable hard drive from day one. Also, the PS 4 already sports the real – name support feature. The Microsoft update also solves the issues of non – Gold members not being able to access Netflix and the rest of the entertainment apps bunch, as it will allow them to freely benefit from them at no cost once the update becomes active.
Actually, the update steps up the game for Microsoft in its ever-lasting competition with Sony in the console market. While Sony had some of these features from the start and an attractive price to top them all, Microsoft is tweaking the XBOX One so that it can boost sales and gain new fans, especially from Europe and Canada.