Posted on May 20, 2008, Jonathan Xbox Live Arcade Size Limit Increasing to 350MB
Looks like you can expect to see some flashier games showing up on the Xbox Live Arcade soon. In a recent interview with GameIndustry.biz, XBLA’s David Edery, revealed that the size limit for games would be raised quite a bit from the previous limit of 150MB:
Q: And you’re upping the size of Xbox Live Arcade games as well to 350 megabytes?
David Edery: Yeah, it’s a steady progress. We’ve been listening to our partners, listening to our customers to try and get a feel for what’s right. We don’t want the size limit to hit the roof because we think there’s some value in promoting small pick and play experiences that don’t cost USD 20 million, it’s good for the ecosystem.
Of course, Microsoft has already made exceptions in the past for games such as Bionic Commando Rearmed and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, so I guess this was inevitable. Still, we’ll have to see if an increased size limit does anything to help the quality of the games themselves at all.