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DIRT 3 Leaving GFWL in the Dirt

Codemasters confirms via Twitter that DIRT 3 is another game that will transition to Steamworks for multiplayer support with the unlamented death of Games for Windows LIVE (thanks PC Gamer). This may not get the green flag until next year, however, as they say: "We are working on it but it may not be until the new year."

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17. Re: DIRT 3 Leaving GFWL in the Dirt Nov 12, 2013, 16:54 Clever Caviar
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 12:04:
My only gfMFwl concern left is Red Faction:Guerilla. And since its publisher has gone belly up, I'm going to guess that we'll be fucked come next year

the way I see it is this. The *only* reason most of these publishers have any sort of long term strategy and visibility on their catalogue is thanks to online shops, ala Steam, GMG, GOG, Gamersgate etc. To hold their hands in the air and say "well gee, GFWL is coming to an end, let's kill it I guess" isn't an option. Nordic, or whoever, is almost certainly looking into it because why the hell would they not want to: sell it, use it to encourage you to buy the next franchise addition, throw it in free because you bought the next franchise addition, etc.

Catalogue, on its own, may not be some big selling draw (for various reasons, we can bore ourselves silly if the thread goes that way), but it is powerful for publishers to use to augment campaigns on new material. Take BioShock: how many "buy Infinite, get 1+2 for free" did you see? and on other brands also? It's trivially easy for publishers to put together these kinds of packs, *if*, the software works well enough to be sellable.

I'll be curious to see which publishers are actually dumb enough to let their catalogue/future marketing opportunities go to waste.
Rockstar made $1 billion in 3 days with GTAV, yet they can't find the budget to port RDR to PC.
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