Earlier today, Sony informed developers of a new feature for the PlayStation 3: the ability to save games in the “cloud”. What exactly is the “cloud”? Find out after the jump.

From Kotaku“Cloud storage means that, rather than just keeping your save game data on your PlayStation 3′s hard drive, users will be given the option to upload their saves remotely to a server. The advantage of this is that not only does it save the user space on their hard drive, but since it’s tied to a PlayStation Network account, it can be pulled down to different consoles whenever and wherever the user desires.”

This is an awesome feature for PS3 owners but there is a catch – it will only be available to PS Plus subscribers. The new firmware will be included in the upcoming 3.60 update. Be sure to check out Kotaku form much more on this story.