Xbox 360 getting USB storage this spring

The internet sleuths at Joystiq have unearthed documents confirming that the Xbox 360 will soon be able to support USB storage devices. Apparently, this new feature will come in an Xbox 360 system update this spring, and will mean users can save and load game data from USB devices.

You’ll also be able to download Xbox Live Arcade games, Xbox Live Indie games, Games on Demand, downloadable content and game updates. This also means disc-based games can be stored on your USB device, though the game disc will have to be in the Xbox 360 for authentication purposes.

The document details how only USB devices over 1GB can be used, with the console configuring new USB devices as they’re plugged in.

Of course, it’s about damn time the Xbox 360 got this – especially considering PlayStation 3 owners have been able to use USB devices since the console’s 2006 launch.

[Via Joystiq]