It’s now been nearly a year since we were first told that the Xbox One would have a measly 500GB of storage, of which only 391GB is actually available to the gamer. It was announcement that caused quite the backlash, and for good reason with the size of games only getting bigger and mandatory installs.
The damage was somewhat mitigated when Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would support external storage, so that you could buy a handy 2TB drive and plug it in, an option that while less efficient would at least mean that we wouldn’t have to worry about our growing collection. Of course, having a 500GB internal drive to begin with was still stupid.
But then Microsoft revealed that external drives would not be supported at launch. It’s now been just a shade over four months since the console launched, and today Major Nelson has finally announced that external hardware support is…”Coming soon.”
Major Nelson took to the Xbox One subreddit to reveal this news, stating:
“External game storage is coming soon….I need to check on media support.”
Nice one, Microsoft. Still, Nelson did raise some hope with this comment:
“Lot’s of good work going on to make the console even better – some you’ll see soon, some will show up later. But: it is all good stuff : )”
With any luck we may finally see external support in next months update. The very slow growth of the Xbox One’s library of games does at least not too many people are suffering from a lack of space just yet.