Microsoft Has No Plans to Discontinue Games For Windows Live


First, exultation: Dark Souls is coming to PC! Then, dismay: it will use the dreaded Games For Windows Live service! Namco says that nothing’s set in stone as yet, but whole controversy is indicative of one thing: people really, really hate GFWL.

And yet, despite this outpouring of disdain, and the fact that Windows 8 will include XBOX Live support, Microsoft has perverse plans to keep supporting GFWL. In a statement issued to NeoGamr the computing giants made clear their intent to persevere, though they didn’t exactly explain how. So be warned! GFWL could be lurking somewhere, ready to pop out and be annoying when you least expect it!

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2 Comments on Microsoft Has No Plans to Discontinue Games For Windows Live


On April 19, 2012 at 12:50 am

Not only do i like games for windows live i have a solution to make the games work better and make this better for windows, make xbox live run on every game, add your own achiv if there isn’t any, and if the game is on xbox live already just use those, this way company’s wouldn’t have to do more work to do this, and you could still have it work


On August 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I personally LOVE Games for Windows LIVE and don’t understand why people dislike it. I have never had or experienced one issue with it. Being a customer who also owns an Xbox 360, I like the fact that my games are tied into the same gamer profile that I use on my console. I love the fact that I can interact with my Xbox Friends while playing games on my PC and that I can earn achievements that will pad my Xbox Gamerscore. It’s kind of boring when you play a PC game that has no interactive UI, doesn’t connect to a gaming community, and doesn’t show off your game progress to said community. I wish Microsoft would buy PC gaming rights to more games such as Skyrim, Bioshock Infinite, Batman Arkham Origins, Resident Evil 6 and the upcoming Lost Planet 3. The fact that none of these games uses the GFWL interface forced me to purchase them for my console, when, in fact, I’d RATHER be playing them on my PC. Earning Steam Achievements is hollow, redundant and is almost like kissing your sister.