Save Game Cloud – How Do You Feel About It?


Finally! Strong rumours are circulating that a cloud storage facility is going to be arriving on the PS3 with F3.60. However, as premiersoupir has already reported, it looks like this feature is going to be available to PlayStation Plus subscribers only.

We all know about the benefits provided by PlayStation Plus; with it costing around £40 GBP a year, you have benefits such as automated overnight game patching/firmware updates, £200 GBP worth of games every year – with a few more bells and whistles added on (i.e. early beta access for certain games).

For me, the Save Game Cloud is going to be an important feature, however – even though I stressed in a previous article that I would be happy to pay a premium for a ‘Save Game’ Cloud in order to protect my game saves, I’m not too sure I may take advantage – even though it’s less than £1 GBP per week for PS+. I currently do not subscribe to PlayStation Plus. I’ll be honest, it hasn’t appealed to me – yet. I don’t mind doing manual updates for games and firmware, and even though you are given lots of free games, etc, you don’t get to keep them after your subscription finishes – that’s quite a bummer.

Regarding my comment above about not being sure about taking advantage of PS+ due to the introduction of a Save Game Cloud, it’s not that I don’t want to pay the money – it’s more to do with the ongoing commitment of paying the premium each year – for my game saves.

If you decided not to continue with your subscription after the current one expired, what happens to your save games stored in the cloud? For some reason, I feel this feature should be sold as a separate service and not be tagged onto the end of PlayStation Plus. I may be wrong.

Are you going to subscribe to PlayStation Plus just because this feature is being introduced? Share your thoughts with me in the comments box below.


Written by: Madagasca - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Beastxjason on January 31st, 2011 [ 27494 Points ]

    This doesn’t interest me. I’m not scared of a save file for my video game being lost lol Most saves are so small to begin with. Just a gimmick to get more + subscribers imo

  2. #2 by Oly on January 31st, 2011 [ 131630 Points ]

    Only interests me if you can upload locked games and dl to another ps3 for the same account.

  3. #3 by Luke on January 31st, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    Where was this announced? Last I read it was just a rumor. This is the response I received from Sid Shuman, one of the guys at the US PS3 Blog website:

    “@ps3blogdotnet No clue. We don’t comment on rumors or speculation anyway

  4. #4 by Kane112 on January 31st, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    This doesnt really interest me at all since i only play on the one PS3 but see what happens

  5. #5 by derrickgott007 on January 31st, 2011 [ 871 Points ]

    I feel good about this. My first ps3 tanked and I lost alot of game saves. I mean ALOT! I don’t have an external hard drive and can’t swing buyin one so I was pissed that I couldn’t transfer my HDD to my new ps3 without it reformatting.

    It was so bad that I had alot a games where I was 40-60hrs in where I just never played the game again. (oblivion). (farcry2).

    Cloud=good because I’m already a plus subscriber.

  6. #6 by Luke on January 31st, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    There is nothing bad about this that is certain.

  7. #7 by iFlash on January 31st, 2011 [ 860 Points ]

    Luke: Where was this announced? Last I read it was just a rumor. This is the response I received from Sid Shuman, one of the guys at the US PS3 Blog website:“@ps3blogdotnet No clue. We don’t comment on rumors or speculation anyway  

    I am with you Luke…I thought this was unconfirmed rumor. Do you guys know something we don’t.

  8. #8 by premiersoupir on January 31st, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    we’ll just have to see how it works, but I wouldn’t be too concerned about being forced to keep paying the subscription. surely if you decided to cancel ps+, you’d be able to retrieve all your saves to your hdd like usual. my main question is how it treats locked savegames. unless it treats them differently, well, the could will be an automated way to do what one can do already: copy saves to a flash drive or other external medium, back up the whole system, etc.

  9. #9 by Madagasca on January 31st, 2011 [ 6529 Points ]

    @Luke

    Cheers dude. Just re-investigated and yes, I’m with you also. Article has been amended. Hope my reputation remains intact :D

  10. #10 by Eddie on January 31st, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    1. I’m sure save files will be kept both locally and cloud based.

    This is GREAT news. I have two PS3′s plus I play at a friends house from time to time.

    As I mentioned before…with NGP’s PSN BC support, you can play a game on your PS3, sync your NGP and continue where you left off.

  11. #11 by SL33PY on January 31st, 2011 [ 2371 Points ]

    This should be standard imo, I’ve lost my KZ2 save to a hardware bug, yes KZ2 is read only savegame, I wast in my last boss battle :( :( Haven’t replayed since, so pissed off, I’ll hold out on KZ3 until i get confirmation it’s not read only

  12. #12 by Eddie on January 31st, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    yea I lost Dragon Age saves…so I skipped the DLC because I didn’t want to play through it all again.

  13. #13 by Emrah on January 31st, 2011 [ 7319 Points ]

    Very good functionality.. Very good…

  14. #14 by Kane112 on January 31st, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    From what i can find sony is giving the developers the choice on wether they wish to use the cloud save or not. So for locked saves it all depends on the developer. Tho its all rumors for now

  15. #15 by Dude on January 31st, 2011

    No doubt tied to Plus membership….witch is lame. This and auto downloads should be standard and would sway some people to buy PS3 not Xbox. I guess Sony need more “cheap” revenue and not sales.

    The other thing, would your saves be safe from being deleted or currupted with all the hacking going on?? Good way to spread hacker created virus if you ask me??

  16. #16 by Clint on January 31st, 2011 [ 56307 Points ]

    Would love to have this feature. Then I could put my second ps3 in my room and if I don’t want to disturb my roomy with loud gameplay in the living room I can just hop on the other one.

  17. #17 by hobbes on January 31st, 2011 [ 28876 Points ]

    if it’s free for plus members, and acts as a backup/sync for when i login to another ps3, very sweet deal

  18. #18 by Eddie on January 31st, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Dude: No doubt tied to Plus membership….witch is lame. This and auto downloads should be standard and would sway some people to buy PS3 not Xbox.I guess Sony need more “cheap” revenue and not sales.The other thing, would your saves be safe from being deleted or currupted with all the hacking going on?? Good way to spread hacker created virus if you ask me??  

    In order to spread a virus…they would have to have hacked PSN….not just the PS3…which isn’t happening anytime soon.

  19. #19 by kennygk on January 31st, 2011 [ 24968 Points ]

    dang too bad its only for ps+ members i have some locked save game files stuck on my YLOD’ed ps3

  20. #20 by L/L on February 1st, 2011 [ 4782 Points ]

    I can see this becoming available via homebrew eventually. Just a matter of arranging your own hosting service.

  21. #21 by Markus on February 1st, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Weird, I notice my Dragon Age saves were gone too.

    Free for PS+, I’ll take what I can get :P

  22. #22 by pedro on February 1st, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I like it.

    But I can’t help to feel a little insecure about my beloved saves (:

  23. #23 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on February 1st, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Well I have been with PS+ since Day 1. And well I wasn’t happy with what I was given the first few months. But over the time it has gotten better with betas and stuff. This sounds great, but yea what if you don’t want PS+ anymore. then your gave saves are unavailable to you. I would think that the game saves stay there but you can get them back when you re sub. I want to see gamertag changin more.


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