Batman: Arkham games now available for transfer from GFWL to Steam

Friday, 18th October 2013 02:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Warner Bros. has detailed how the PC versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will be migrated to Steam from the soon-to-be-closed Games for Windows Live.

The previously announced move applies to both the standard editions and game of the year re-releases.

As detailed in a Steam Community post, users who purchased their games through Steam will only need to download a patch.

Those who picked the games up on disc or via another digital retailer will need to input their CD key into Steam to proceed. Unfortunately, players will lose their current save progress and will have to start again.

You’ll only need to do that once, though; Warner Bros. pointed out unlike Games for Windows Live, Steam doesn’t require a CD for reinstallation, which is a blessing.

Games for Windows Live is being shut down. Nobody is upset by this news, and we’re hoping its replacement will be far more robust, user-friendly, and allow for cross-play between PC and Xbox One.

Sequel Batman: Arkham Origins will use Steamworks when it launches on PC at the end of the month. It’s also coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks, Destructoid.



  1. Panthro

    Wheeeeey I hope it stays dead forever.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    There’s plenty of suggestion about that standard keys are providing their owners GOTY versions when entered on Steam. Not half bad. I hope Namco Bandai will move Dark Souls off of GFWL, sooner rather than later.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Panthro

    ^ The least they could do for making us play through GFWL for this long… I bought the GOTY anyway… but its good for those guys that didn’t!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. DSB

    Halleluja. Set my people free!

    #4 1 year ago
  5. xxJPRACERxx

    When is this happening?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. pcbros

    Awesome news! GFWL was horrible…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Dragon

    Great news.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Dinasis

    I honestly do not care what happens to GFWL, but rather than forcing everyone to use Steam, why can’t they just patch it out and let us be done with it?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Old MacDonald

    Has this worked for anyone yet?

    #9 1 year ago
  10. fn noobee

    Yes, it does work and it is awesome! 3 reasons: 1) GFWL is an abortion that should have been ended long ago, 2) I didn’t have GOTY version and I do now with the code redemption, 3) my laptop doesn’t have an optical drive so Steam is preferred for direct download over disc based games.

    #10 1 year ago

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