After reading this article on SimCookie I checked myself in Origin if we have cloud save now for The Sims 3 and we do. You can find it in Origin by clicking your Original The Sims 3 game -> press the little information icon (‘i’) > then click on Cloud storage (next to the details tab).
Cloud storage means that your savegames will be stored on the EA/Origin servers so that you can synchronize your savegames whereever you are (between different PCs/etc).
This does raise a lot of questions with me.
- Does this just save the savegames?
- How about Custom Content?
- Custom (store) Worlds?
- Is 100MB enough space?
My last savegame (at most 3-4 hours of gameplay) is 63MB, that is 126MB including the Backup.
In general I am a fan of cloud storage, I use Dropbox and Google Drive a lot. But 100MB for The Sims 3 is most likely not enough. It would be great to have a way that we can play the same exact savegame without worrying about copying over the my documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 folder manually each time. Cloud storage could do that for us.
Cannot wait for some official information regarding this.