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Microsoft plans new Xbox Live features

"Tsunami" rising over 2004

Microsoft has announced that it is planning a set of new features for its Xbox Live service this year, including limited data storage on its network.

Code-named "Tsunami," the features are still in the planning stage, and are expected to roll out gradually throughout the year.

The limited data storage feature will enable Xbox Live users to store and share data on Microsoft's servers.

Given the high cost concerns of including a hard drive with the Xbox Next, this may indicate that Microsoft's next-generation system will not include one, instead offering data storage over the internet. Files would be stored according to game titles, so it is likely that downloading, and sharing MP3's will not be possible.

Other features include improved messaging, and a possible voice messaging using the headset.

For more information on storage technology, our sister site Techworld has a comprehensive data storage resource centre.


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