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Wednesday, 31 August 2011 10:41

PC version of Arkham City to use GFWL

Written by David Stellmack
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Not the news that many PC owners wanted
Developer Rocksteady has confirmed that the PC version of Batman: Arkham City will be using Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live platform, rather than Steamworks as had been rumored. Some buyers are bummed about the decision to go this route, but apparently it was not that unexpected according to some we spoke with.

While the decision to go with GFWL will not stop the game from being sold on Steam, it seems now that many players are looking for PC developers to fully embrace Steamworks. The biggest announcement so far was the news that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for the PC would use Steamworks.

The PC version the game will be sold at retail as well as a number of other digital distribution methods for the PC, including Steam.


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-1 #1 DaRAGE 2011-08-31 14:26
Thank you for letting me know this. I will not purchase Batman: Arkham City as i REALLY REALLY hate Game for Windows Live. It is a dreadful platform and has ruined my experience with many games. I now go out of my way to check my games before purchase to make sure they are not Games for Windows Live. Sorry Rocksteady. If you decide to remove GFWL then I will by all means purchase your game.
 
 
0 #2 FakeJ 2011-08-31 14:44
Im amazed that lots of the same people who argue passionatly for "Open" Android and "choice" in the digital realm are at the same time so willing to give monopoly power to Steam.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Steam, it has pretty much revolutionized PC gaming for me, but competition is what drives those awesome sales and what keeps Steam innovating instead of "Pulling a Ubisoft/EA".

On principle however, I will continue to pirate any game that requires a constant internet connection.
 
 
-1 #3 Warrior24_7 2011-08-31 18:58
" :sad: " mmmrph " :cry: " mmmmph I-can't-hold-it :D bwaahahahahaha! ! Damn I'm glad I have the option to play on the console! But what's this, BF3 is not on Steam, but MW3 is?!! Who's buying MW3 now?!! MW3 has dedicated servers (BF3 not so much) MW3 is on Steam (BF3 not so much), Batman: Arkham City will be using GFWL has PC gamers upset? Why? Isn't the knock on M$ that they abandoned GFWL and hurt PC gaming? Now they give it a good game and your mad? This is the best decision that could've been made because Steam sucks. So having multiple ways to get the game prevents that $h!tty service from abusing the gamer! I'm VERY happy that publishers are avoiding Steam and hope more will do it.
 
 
0 #4 123s 2011-08-31 22:38
Quoting Warrior24_7:
So having multiple ways to get the game prevents that $h!tty service from abusing the gamer! I'm VERY happy that publishers are avoiding Steam and hope more will do it.
Hey thats like the only smart thing you said in months, I´r very proud son.
 
 
0 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-09-01 01:45
Quoting 123s:
Hey thats like the only smart thing you said in months, I´r very proud son.



You only have one way of getting the game and haven't said anything smart thief. The PC is in a sorry state as it is, so b!tching about a GFWL is stupid. Just be glad the PC got the game in the first place.
 
 
0 #6 Bors Mistral 2011-09-01 13:21
As long as it doesn't use Origin, I'm happy (yes, I know the game's not published by EA). It doesn't have multi anyway, so it's not like GFWL will hobble it.
 

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