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Xbox 360 owners get free cloud save transfers to Xbox Series X and Series S

Dust off that old 360 ahead of November 10th.
Igor Bonifacic, @igorbonifacic
October 13, 2020
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TOKYO - MAY 13: Microsoft's new Xbox360 game console is introduced during a press preview on May 13, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan. The machine is equipped with IBM's PowerPC on its CPU, 20GB HDD and 512MB RAM, and has a wireless controler. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
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When the Xbox Series X and Series S come out on November 10th, all Xbox 360 owners will have the option of taking advantage of Xbox Live’s cloud save functionality to transfer their save files to Microsoft next-generation consoles for free. With all the additional computing power the Xbox Series X and Series S feature over the 360, you’ll be able to enjoy those older games with enhancements like a more consistent frame rate, faster loading times and HDR.       

As Microsoft notes, when you turn on one of the new consoles for the first time, your entire digital library of 360 games will be ready to download — provided they’re backward compatible with the system. Any titles you have on a disc, you can install by inserting them into Series X’s Blu-ray drive. 

Of course, if you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you can already upload your 360 save files to the cloud. Nonetheless, it’s a nice gesture on Microsoft’s part toward those who may have skipped the Xbox One in favor of a PlayStation 4 or another system and now plan to return to the Xbox ecosystem.

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