Marc Whitten Interview Reveals New Xbox LIVE Details

In an interview with, Xbox Live General Manager Marc Whitten has revealed a few juicy details. The most notable are listed below.

The size of an Xbox Live Arcade has been increased to 350mb because some of the developers have said that with the extra space, they could create truly amazing games for the arcade. Along with the size of the game, developers are also able to increase the price of the game allowing their arcade title to sell for as much as 1600MS points.

There will be no Spring Update as such, but instead a new tool – digital rights management (DRM) – will be available to allow you to better consolidate your licenses for downloaded content to a single Xbox, and then allow you the freedom to be able to play your content both online and offline.

Marc Whitten has also confirmed that some Xbox Live Arcade titles are to become delisted. The way it will work is that the title will need to be at least 6 months old and have a Metacritic score below 65 and a conversion rate below 6% on the service. Microsoft also have to give a three-month notice before delisting any title.

So, what are your thoughts on this interview? Would you pay 1600MS points for an Arcade game? Do you want the old, not so successful, arcade games to be axed? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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