Sony has announced that a new firmware update for the PS3 will be out real soon, and it includes a nifty new feature coming exclusively to PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Available tomorrow, March 10, the PS3 firmware update v3.60 will introduce a new online storage for game saves in the PlayStation Network that will give PlayStation Plus subscribers the ability to back up their game save data to PlayStation's own cloud service.
According to Sony:
"The new online storage feature allows gamers to store up to 150MB of game save data and a maximum of 1000 data files per PSN account. Users also have the ability to back-up “copy-prohibited save data,” and all previously saved data may be restored once per 24 hour period. When the new feature launches, most PS3 titles will be compatible with online storage for game saves, and moving forward, all new titles will have the capability to offer the storage option. Additionally, users who save their files to the cloud can access their data on any PS3, using their PSN sign-in ID. "
Sony adds that "other minor features" will also be included in the upcoming firmware update.