Microsoft: No External Drive Support For Xbox One At Launch
Nintendo isn’t the only one making headlines this morning– Microsoft announced the launch day for the Xbox One as November 22nd! But for the tech geeks that love to tweak everything they get their hands on, you won’t be able to do something as simple as expand your hard drive with the Xbox One, at least not for a little while. Major Nelson reported on a PAX podcast that Microsoft was behind on external drive support and he doesn’t know when Microsoft will implement that particular feature. Here’s his response to an audience member’s inquiry on the flub:
“The future plan is definitely to support external storage, much like we do on the Xbox 360. My understanding is that feature will not be there at launch, because the team is working on some other things, but it definitely is on the list. I don’t know when it will come in, though.”
There are always potential hiccups on any given console’s launch, but we’d like to think external drive support would have been high on the list for what needs to be ready at launch, especially since Microsoft has been pushing digital downloads to the max. However, if an external hard drive isn’t important to you at the moment, then this will roll off your back, but if you have itchy mod fingers and you plan on purchasing the Xbox One on launch day, you’ll just have to wait, but the question is “How long?”.