Apple isn’t the only one launching a cloud based service on Monday, Microsoft is too.

It’s just announced cloud based support for its Xbox 360 console allowing gamers to save game progress to the cloud.

“Here at Xbox LIVE we listen to your feedback. We are making it easier for you to sign into your Xbox LIVE account from any console at any time to access your game saves and full profile, including items such as Microsoft Points to make purchases, Achievements and friends,” says Microsoft.

Cloud storage will allow you to enjoy the same great Xbox Live gaming experience even when you’re not in your own living room by giving you the option to store your “game saves” securely in the Xbox Live cloud instead of on a portable memory unit or your console’s hard drive.

Gone are the days of “gamertag recovery.” Now all you need to do is sign in, no matter where you are.

Meanwhile Microsoft is also launching a new feature called Beacons. 

“Beacons are a way to tell your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends that you want to play a game on Xbox LIVE. By setting a Beacon, you tell Xbox LIVE what you want to play.”

The new features are coming to consoles later this year.