Seagate has just announced a new 2TB portable hard drive for the Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. At Gamescom 2015 in Germany, the company unveiled that it will start offering a new storage device designed specifically for Xbox consoles.
According to Seagate the new external storage drive can help users to save up to 50 Xbox One games, when considering that each game can use somewhere in between 35-50GB.
While Seagate is not your only choice of storage you can plug in the consoles, the company has a partnership with Microsoft, as the software giant controls what peripherals can be connected to either Xbox One or Xbox 360.
“With all of the new and amazing titles expected for this holiday season and a ton more games coming in the future, Xbox gamers will need even more storage and portability,” said Matt Kesselring, business development manager for Microsoft’s designed for Xbox partner program, in a statement. “Microsoft is privileged to be working with Seagate as our trusted partner for this important designed for Xbox peripheral.”
The tiny Seagate Game Drive for Xbox features a USB 3.0 connection and to match the Xbox original colors, the device has a green top-case and black body, with the Xbox and Seagate logo.
“This exciting new collaboration with Microsoft Xbox is an important milestone for Seagate that will help us to reach a new audience which has an insatiable appetite for storage,” explains Jeff Fochtman, senior director of product marketing for Seagate. “There was a clearly defined need in this market for additional plug-and-play storage, and Seagate is happy to be able to provide the solution.”
The Game Drive for Xbox has a price tag of $109.99 ($99 at the Seagate store) and those interested on expanding their game library can purchase one on Amazon (STEA2000403), GameStop, BestBuy, and other retailers. However, the drive hasn’t release, it will be available later in August.