Recent reports have revealed that Crackdown yields only 900 Gamerscore at launch. A recent entry in Microsoft´s employees´ Gamerscore Blog suggests that it could mean a free add-on / expansion which would unlock the missing 100 points in the Xbox only title.
The blog entry says the following (read the first section carefully):
”1. All regular disc-based games MUST have 1,000 Gamerscore in the base game. This means that any consumer who buys a retail game will have the opportunity to unlock the full 1,000 Gamerscore without having to pay for any add-on content. Note that a publisher may decide to deliver a portion of this Gamerscore via add-on content, but the add-on content will always be free to the consumer.
2. Game publishers will have the option to deliver another 250 incremental Gamerscore on top of the 1,000 via add-on content from Marketplace. This add-on content could be either free or paid. So if you complete a game and earn the full 1,000 GS, you could by getting new add-on content earn up to a total of 1,250 points from a game.”
Keeping in mind that Microsoft do not comment on rumours and speculation, I won´t even try to confirm this. Guess we´ll just have to wait and see.
To alleviate the wait, Xboxyde provides us a video of Crackdown´s achievements. Spoilers included of course.