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Back Up PS3 Game Saves Online Starting Tomorrow

by Bryan Vore on Mar 09, 2011 at 07:00 AM

On the release of PlayStation 3's version 3.60 update on March 10, cloud save game storage hits a home console for the first time. The catch? You have to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

If you are, the cloud functionality will be automatically enabled with the update. Valid Plus accounts will be able store up to 150MB of save data and a max of 1,000 files. Sony says copy-prohibited save data will work with the cloud and that players can recover data once every 24-hour period.

Here's how you'll be able to create online saves:

To back-up:
1. Select [Game] > [Save Data Utility].
2. Focus on the save data you wish to back up.
3. Open up the option menu using “triangle” and select [Copy].
4. Select [Online Storage] as the destination of back up.

To copy:
1. Select [Game] > [Save Data Utility] > [Online Storage].
2. Focus on the save data you wish to copy.
3. Open up an option menu using “triangle” and select [Copy].