Microsoft ups XBLA game limit to 350MB

There has been a lot of talk about the size limit that has been imposed upon developers for the Xbox Live Arcade.  Developers have been having a hard time conforming to the strict 150MB limit, which isn't surprising considering the file sizes that we deal with these days. Well, Microsoft has listened to concerns about this, and increased the cap to a whopping 350MB.

I do understand why Microsoft would have issues allowing developers to create larger games. One of the biggest being the fact that many people own an Xbox 360 that has no hard drive. For people to enjoy the bigger games, they will have to buy a hard drive. Honestly, I don't see the big deal. It's like buying a cheap PC off the shelf and expecting it to play all of the latest and greatest games. You get what you pay for, which means sometimes you have to upgrade.

Hopefully with this raised limit we'll start seeing some games that could not be squeezed down. Of course I'm looking at Valve for Portal, which was suspected to be turned down from XBLA due to size constraints. Of course, the last time I checked, Portal was still a 1.5GB download. Maybe Valve has some kind of magic game-shrinking ray?

[via Kotaku]