I'm going to be travelling to a friend's this upcoming weekend, and during the time I will likely be using a friend's Xbox. I know that within the past year Microsoft has made the shift to keep profiles "in the cloud," and that now you can sign into your own profile on other user's consoles (similar to the old process of recovering your gamertag). I want to know, however, if by just signing in on my profile I will be able to:
- Access my purchased XBLA games for (re)download on the "other" console.
- Access my purchased DLC (such as campaigns, characters, etc.) for games we have in common on the other console.
- Access my cloud save games for the same games that we have in common.
I've been able to turn up a few different resources that imply that licenses for XBLA games are attached to BOTH the console they were downloaded on, and the Gamertag that downloaded them, so theoretically I should be able to redownload anything on my friend's console as long as I'm signed into my profile. The problems I have with those answers, however, is that they're dated from before the shift to cloud saving (and I'm not sure if the licensing process has changed, and can't find any resources more recent), that they always seem to be in the context of full XBLA games, and that they don't provide good instructions on how to do so.
So, in a much less verbose recap:
- Will signing in to my profile allow me to access the above listed content, for either redownload or use?
- If so, how do I do so? Will it just "be available" as long as my profile is signed in? Is it different for games versus DLC versus saves?