Games for Windows client update expected next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Sunday, 19 April 2009 16:35 GMT


Microsoft is to release a Games For Windows Live client update on Tuesday, April 21.

The mandatory update has been tested with “all released and in-cert GFW-LIVE games with no issues reported”.

Here are the details per Voodoo Extreme:

  • Players who are logged onto GFW-LIVE will not be disconnected or otherwise affected when the update hits, unless they are on for more than 8 hours straight during the time when the update launches.
  • Users will have to log out of GFW-LIVE and log back in after 2 AM to see the update, which will be mandatory in order to log back onto GFW-LIVE. This will have no effect on Xbox LIVE.
  • Live Client for Windows setup has now been localized into 13 languages.
  • Games For Windows and Games For Windows Live updates now available via Microsoft Update.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Support for larger premium downloadable content packages.

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