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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition & Steamworks

IGN has word that the additional content in the recently announced Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will be released for consoles as paid DLC (thanks VG247). This includes word that the game will be available on Steam, and according to Eurogamer the version sold on Steam will use the Steamworks for DRM rather than the reviled Games for Windows LIVE service, though the version sold in stores will still use GFWL.

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36. Re: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition & Steamworks Jun 1, 2012, 00:01 entr0py
 
Has anyone else noticed this makes no damn sense? GFWL completely useless as DRM, that's not what it's designed for. Unlike Steam, you can play any GFWL game in single player without ever going online or creating an online account. Not even a single time with the first install.

It would make sense to require GFWL only if they were using it for matchmaking or persistent achievements. But that must not be the case if the Steam version is GFWL free. Or did they actually go to the work of creating two alternate forms of matchmaking/achievements?
 
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