What started off as a rumor has now been officially confirmed by Major Nelson – starting next month in April, all new Xbox Live Arcade games will have the option of increasing the maximum amount of Gamerscore points they can award from 200 to 400. The maximum number of individual Achievements you can earn per game will also move from 20 to 30. What’s more, starting from June this year, the increased Gamerscore of 400 points will be compulsory in all Live Arcade games.
This is great for those of you who play more Live Arcade games that your average 360 gamer, or even focus solely on Arcade titles. Hopefully your new, larger Gamerscore will more accurately reflect your gaming skills/passion/addiction!