Xbox Live Indie Games get justice! Increased File Size and Better PricingNews
XBLIG had a little hiccup with the new dashboard… Well it was more like a slap in the face but that is besides the point. Microsoft decided to ease some of the pains by dealing with the game size issues and the pricing.
First, the size of projects has been greatly increased, from 150 megabytes to the new maximum of 500 megabytes. Second, and perhaps most important, Microsoft has removed one of the major restrictions on price. Before, all games that exceeded 50MB in size we required to be priced at either $3 or $5, making them hard to position against both XBLA titles and mobile titles on other platforms. The minimum price has now been reduced to $1 (80 MS Points).
Lastly, Microsoft has raised the cap on the number of titles any developer is allowed to host on the Indie Games service. Previously topping out at 10, developers may now have a total of 20 games available at any given time