More consumers than ever are buying their games digitally instead of physical discs, but this is happening as games are getting bigger than ever. Grand Theft Auto V for the Xbox One weights in at 42.44GB, while Halo: The Master Chief Collection takes up a massive 65GB. With games that size, even a 1TB Xbox One will run out of room fairly quickly.
Microsoft recently updated the Xbox One to feature 1TB of internal storage, but what if you don’t want to buy a new console? Seagate has taken it upon itself to address this problem, as today it announced the 2TB Game Drive for Xbox. You might notice the lack of the word “One” in the name, which is because the drive works with both the Xbox One and 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,” Microsoft’s Matt Kesselring said in the press release announcing the new drive. “Microsoft is privileged to be working with Seagate as our trusted partner for this important designed for Xbox peripheral.”
The drive connects via USB 3.0 and is built with a green and black body to fit in perfectly with either console. This isn’t the only option for an external drive for your Xbox, but it certainly is a nice-looking one. Small enough to easily carry in your pocket, the Game Drive for Xbox is bus-powered, so no external power adapter is necessary.
While Seagate is well known for its hard drives, so far they’ve all been intended for use with a computer. While the Game Drive for Xbox is the company’s first product for the Xbox One, it seems that it intends to continue the relationship, especially if the drive sells well.
“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,” Seagate director of product marketing Jeff Fochtman said. “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 Seagate Game Drive for Xbox goes on sale later this month for $110, and will be available from Amazon, GameStop, and other retailers worldwide.