Xbox Live Arcade Gamerscore Cap Raised to 400 [Confirmed]

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According to a reliable source, Microsoft is set to raise the Gamerscore cap and maximum number of achievements for Xbox Live Arcade games from April 1st, at which point games will be able to adopt either the new or old system, until June 1st, when the new changes take mandatory effect across all XBLA games.

XBLA titles like Diabolical Pitch and The Splatters will be able to take advantage of the raised Gamerscore and increased achievement count, which will apparently allow up to 400 Gamerscore spread across up to 30 achievements. The new policy will also reportedly allow 100 extra Gamerscore and 8 achievements per quarter for DLC, with a maximum of four in total.

That means that XBLA games can potentially end up with 800 GS across 62 achievements with any released DLC factored into the equation. For the full lowdown on the reported rule changes regarding the forthcoming changes in the XBLA achievements policy, head over to our achievement discussion feature.

Update: Major Nelson has confirmed the policy change.


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