Batman: Arkham Origins
will not use Games for Windows Live, reports
, saying WBIE has confirmed that the new installment in the
stealth/action series uses Steamworks for achievements and multiplayer support.
There was no multiplayer in the first two games in the Arkham series, but they
both used GFWL for achievement tracking. This news comes shortly after
Xbox.com PC Marketplace (formerly the Games for Windows LIVE Marketplace) will
close this week, and word from
that Ultra Street Fighter IV
will likewise drop Games for
Windows Live after using this on previous games including Super Street
. On the heals of all this,
reports on a now-removed
support update from Microsoft
that announced the Games for Windows Live
service will end in July 2014. Here's what they report the update
Games for Windows Live will be discontinued on July 1, 2014.
Although it is available through Steam, Age of Empires Online requires features
of the Games for Windows Live service. You can continue to enjoy all the
features of Age of Empires Online as the service will remain 100% operational
until July 1, 2014 when the server will shut down.