149w ago - Today Kotaku (linked above) reports that Sony PlayStation 3 developers have revealed Cloud PS3 Game Online Saving is coming in the Firmware 3.60 update.
To quote: "Cloud storage means that, rather than just keeping your save game data on your PlayStation 3's hard drive, users will be given the option to upload their saves remotely to a server.
The advantage of this is that not only does it save the user space on their hard drive, but since it's tied to a PlayStation Network account, it can be pulled down to different consoles whenever and wherever the user desires.
First rumored all the way back in 2009, there is of course a catch: it'll only be made available to PlayStation Plus subscribers, not the great unwashed. Actually, there are two catches: Sony bundled the announcement with the clause that, because saving games to the cloud "will allow save data with the copy prohibited attribute to be copied into the online storage", developers are able to opt out and bar their games from using it should there be a concern.
Sony will call the process "Online Saving", and it'll be made available as part of the PS3's upcoming 3.60 firmware update."
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Well, its nice to Sony actually adding a feature in an firmware "upgrade" for once instead of removing features. Although I don't see much point to this. I didn't think save games took up that much space to begin with and unless it actually backs up ALL save games, I find it kind of pointless.
As others have stated, using the FTP server and transferring all of your save games over to a PC is the best/easiest method, and does not put your information in the hands of Sony.
It says "developers are able to opt out and bar their games from using it should there be a concern. BAR and Ban mean the same to me. I only read the main page on this thread. So maybe you should read it more carefully yourself and stop slitting hairs.
This works as I have been doing this some time now, when upgreading drives. I used ftp to copy it across to pc.
My users ID's are 00000028. 00000029. 00000030 Does this mean it counts how many accounts its had from the start, dose anyome know? It looks like mine has had 30 so far, if that's how it works.