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Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL

Since Microsoft plans to include Xbox LIVE functionality in Windows 8, Neogamr approached them asking if this meant a possible end to the Games for Windows LIVE service, since there is some obvious overlap between the two. The reply was no, offering the perspective that Age of Empires Online and "Microsoft Flight" are targeted at "the core PC gamer." Here's word:

Answer is no, Microsoft continues to support the Games for Windows platform, but we are making new investments in Metro style games. For the core PC gamer we launched “Age of Empires Online” last year and “Microsoft Flight” on February 29.

When it comes to the living room, Xbox 360 was the number one selling connected TV device in 2011 and we have 40 million Xbox LIVE members. We are committed to delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences across devices in a uniquely connected way. Xbox LIVE on Windows 8 is a milestone in that journey. With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you’ll get a taste of some of the features we’re bringing with Xbox on Windows, but we’ll have more to share later this year as we get closer to launch.

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44. Re: Microsoft Not Dropping GFWL Apr 17, 2012, 16:33 Dev
 
Oh I almost forgot, this must be how MS is "rededicating themselves" to PC gamers! "Metro style" and pay 2 win!

Creston wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 12:31:
Now, if you don't have Windows 7, I can see going to Win8 and registry hacking the shit out of Metro, but since most PC users will do that registry hack anyway, essentially turning Win8 back into Win7
Didn't I hear something about how MS disabled those registry hacks in the latest version since they don't want anyone disabling Metro?

This comment was edited on Apr 17, 2012, 17:13.
 
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