Tomorrow, the PlayStation Network will be down for a whopping 11 hours (which if you haven’t updated your PlayStation 3 in about two weeks is par for the course, ifyaknowwhatImean) largely in part to add cloud-based storage for game saves. There are some size/access restrictions, of course and it’s only for Plus subscribers, but this is a great step in the right direction for any console. Does anyone else dread their hardware failing and losing all of their save content? I know I do. It seems that now consoles are trying to go the way of Steam (or Google-based contacts for phones) by keeping the content safely tucked away on a remote hard drive on the internet rather than only solely in your console or on a memory card. The sooner that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo make this a ubiquitous feature across all of their games, the better.
Source: Giant Bomb