Xbox One and One X Will Allow Data Transfer Over Local Network

Xbox One and One X Will Allow Data Transfer Over Local Network

You won't have to redownload your games if you move to Xbox One X.

Today at the Xbox @ Gamescom Live show, Xbox Platform Engineering vice president Mike Ybarra revealed that Microsoft will make it easier for players to transfer their game data to the new console.

"A lot of the feedback we had was to make that easy for people," said Ybarra. "We want to make sure the settings can transfer over to Xbox One X. So we'll provide an easy way to do that. If you add an Xbox to your home, we're going to let you copy games and apps off your home network, instead of having to manually move them or redownload them from the internet. Peoples' ability to copy that from Xbox to Xbox will be a big feature."

This is actually a pretty nice feature for Xbox One owners, allowing you to switch or upgrade your console without running up against data caps or having to wait for hours for everything to redownload.

If you have your Xbox One games saved on an external hard drive, there's no transfer needed. Just unplug the hard drive from one Xbox One and plug it into the new one. You're done and ready to go.

Microsoft will also be offering a pre-load of the Xbox One X game enhancements prior to the actual launch of the console, so players have those patches downloaded and ready to go.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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