In the past, Microsoft had Gamerscore points divided between two categories on Xbox 360. Full retail games would have 1,000 points that users could unlock over the course of the game, while downloadable titles on Xbox Live Arcade would start with 200 points to earn – though it would eventually double to 400 points.

However, for the Xbox One, Microsoft will even the playing field. The company has announced that downloadable and retail titles alike will come with 1,000 Gamerscore points, which can be earned and added to a player’s profile.

One of the first titles to take advantage of this will be Halo: Spartan Assault, which will release on Xbox One next month, as well as the Xbox 360. PopCap Games’ forthcoming sequel Peggle 2 will also feature the higher point value.

“On Xbox One, games are games. All games follow the same policies for achievements and Gamerscore,” said a Microsoft representative.

The Xbox One hits stores on November 22nd, this Friday.

Source: GamesIndustry International