NEWS - Friday, September 25, 2009

2GB The New XBLA File Size Limit

Microsoft has said that it’s no longer imposing file size restrictions on Xbox Live Arcade games.

In the early days of XBLA game downloads couldn’t exceed 50MB of data, a limit later relaxed to 150MB. Such restrictions no longer exist however, with the likes of Shadow Complex clocking in at nearly 1GB and Command & Conquer 3 Commander’s Challenge double that size.

Xbox Live’s director of digitally distributed games, said that file size restrictions were no longer being imposed by Microsoft, but that 2GB is a technical limitation of the system being used. A dfferent file structure is used on Xbox Live Marketplace, for example, which houses larger Games on Demand.



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