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Microsoft to axe underperforming Xbox Live titles

Games with an average score of 65 per cent or less face delisting from download service

Microsoft has said that it will be removing underperforming Xbox Live Arcade titles from its console download service.

Titles that have suffered an average review score of less than 65 per cent and have a trial conversion rate of 6 per cent will be taken off the service after a three month grace period, reports Gamasutra.

The move comes following confirmation that Microsoft is to raise the file limit of game downloads to 350MB.

Microsoft will not be releasing a spring update for the Xbox 360 dashboard as it has done in the past, but wil instead work on server issues

The firm will also establish a new internal develoment team focused on downloadable content.

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