“We are making it easier for you to sign into your Xbox Live account from any console at any time to access your game saves and full profile. Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox Live gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your “game saves” securely in the Xbox Live cloud, instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive,” he said in the letter.
He also added that gamers will no longer have to recover their gamertag when they want to play at a different location or when transferring data to a newer version of the Xbox. Whitten also mentioned the use of a new “beacon” system to let friends know that you would like to play a game. Instead of sending a traditional game invitation, the new Xbox dashboard update will include the beacon system, which will streamline the process.
“Imagine sending out a Beacon to let your friends know you’re interested in playing Halo, while watching a movie on Netflix. I can’t wait to open the doors to your new home for entertainment this holiday,” Whitten ended.