2GB is size limit for XBLA, says Microsoft

Friday, 25th September 2009 02:49 GMT By Nathan Grayson


After noting that C&C 3′ Commander’s Challenge pack weighed in at a whopping 2GB, IGN asked Microsoft about Xbox Live Arcade games’ recent growth spurt.

The Xbox creator responded by saying that 2GB is the “technical limit” of the current system behind XBLA games. Conversely, the Games on Demand section of Xbox Live uses a different system, so it can handle bigger files.

So now you know.



  1. Blerk

    2gb is ‘quite big enough’, I think.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    For Arcade style games? yeah I think 2gig is plenty.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Scyrenn

    Way too plenty…

    I’m still on a 20GB HD ffs…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    We’ve known this a while… believe it or not.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    If Battlefield 1943 can do it…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Lutz

    Seems odd that there’s a system thing that won’t allow anything over 2gb. I mean, it’s just data… Unless it’s a cost issue and they’re dressing it up as this.

    But then they’ve got Games on Demand, which clearly are bigger than 2gb, so there’s no real reason why they can’t shove anything over 2gb onto there.

    #6 5 years ago

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