Achievement Regulations February 2, 2007Posted by dpcough in Xbox/ Xbox 360 General.
Xbox 360 Achievements and Gamerscore are favorites and people love getting the points. Microsoft’s only regulations were that a retail game could have 1000 Microsoft Points max and 200 for an arcade game. Now they have reset the rules. BIGVIP at Gamerscoreblog outlined the rules:
1. All regular disc-based games MUST have 1,000 Gamerscore in the base game. This means that any consumer who buys a retail game will have the opportunity to unlock the full 1,000 Gamerscore without having to pay for any add-on content. Note that a publisher may decide to deliver a portion of this Gamerscore via add-on content, but the add-on content will always be free to the consumer.
2. Game publishers will have the option to deliver another 250 incremental Gamerscore on top of the 1,000 via add-on content from Marketplace. This add-on content could be either free or paid. So if you complete a game and earn the full 1,000 GS, you could by getting new add-on content earn up to a total of 1,250 points from a game.
3. Xbox Live Arcade games will operate in similar fashion, but given the size of these titles they will allow you to earn up to 200 Gamerscore from every game and up to another 50 points from add-on content.
Why Can’t Microsoft follow their own rules? Crackdown only has 900 Gamerscore points, free content in the future then! Roboblitz’s multiplayer pack will be free to, let’s hope there is 50 Points there and 250 from Oblivion’s Shivering Isles.
I’m leaving for the Poconos now! Cya when I get back.