Batman: Arkham Origins ditches Games for Windows Live in favour of Steam

Monday, 19th August 2013 15:23 GMT By Dave Owen

The PC version of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins will use Steam instead of Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live service, publisher Warner Bros. has confirmed.

Valve’s popular Steam platform will be used for the PC editions multiplayer and achievements. This is the first Arkham game that won’t be compatible with Microsoft’s PC gaming service.

Arkham Origins is scheduled for release on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U this November.

Source: Eurogamer, via GameSpot.



  1. Astaroth

    That is probably because Microsoft is shutting down the service on August 22nd.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. lubu

    i don’t know why they telling that, GFWL isn’t support by MS anymore, so basicly no games will be releasing with GFWL even MS games. they published Fable and some other game on steam

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    This is familiar? wasn’t this reported before?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. macronia

    just glad they did , GFWL sucks.

    @3 yeah i thought the same , maybe on PC gamer O.o

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Edo

    #5 1 year ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    GFWL client will remain accessible (although, I have to imagine that the market’s done a lot of talking/walking regarding its preferred platform by now, and we’ll likely see it kept on mostly in a legacy capacity, for games that still rely on it.)
    The part that is being shuttered and mothballed is Marketplace.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. povu

    The day when all game publishers decide to never use GFWL again will be a good day.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. redwood

    “it’s aaaal part of the Plan”!!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Osric

    Steam is the way to go for gaming. Foolish the company that doesn’t use it. It’s a goldmine. GFWL is too damn unpractical, hate it.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. GwynbleiddiuM

    about Freaking TIME!

    #10 1 year ago

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