Xbox One Won't Be Compatible With External Hard Drives At Launch

By Mike Sousa on September 2, 2013, 3:27PM EST

With PAX Prime 2013 happening this past week, Major Nelson, Xbox LIVE's programmer, took this oportunity to reveal more details regarding the Xbox One. Major Nelson confirmed during a podcast that took place at event that the Xbox One will not support external hard drives upon its release.

Although Microsoft's new console has a 500GB harddrive, the producer confirmed that players can use console's USB 3.0 ports for external harddrives, which can be used to install games and downloaded content. Unlike the Xbox One, players can change the PS4's hard drive. However, Sony has already confirmed that players can't use external harddrives to install PS4 games.

Although players cannot change their console's hard drives for now, Microsoft is planning to change this in the future. "The future plan is for 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," said Major Nelson.

The Xbox One will be released in November in 13 countries for $499.99 and arriving in 2014 on the rest of the world.

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