Red Faction: Guerrilla Summary
is now in charge of the Red Planet and they've been busy converting Red Faction: Guerrilla to Steamworks, which includes Achievements, leaderboards and no GFWL.
The 'Steam Edition' also includes a DirectX 11 Render Backend, stripping out the once Vista-exclusive DirectX 10. The old tried and true DX9 remains "as fall back" to those who need it.
has finally removed support from Red Faction: Guerrilla, moving the open world third-person shooter's online support over to Steamworks.
That means full Steam Support, including multiplayer and matchmaking, Steam Achievements, voice chat options and leaderboards, as well as fully migrated save games.
Both Darksiders and Red Faction are to receive their own 'Collection' editions where the entire series is bundled. Nordic Games bought the rights to the IPs from THQ, and these packs are to 'gauge the fans'.
The Darksiders Collection and the Red Faction Collection will be releasing PC and PS3, with only Darksiders also hitting Xbox 360. There is no set date for either pack yet.
While Microsoft's Games for Windows Live client is in its death rows there are many futures left uncertain, like all those GFWL infested games still out there. What becomes of them once the beast is slain?
A list has been compiled by Joystiq on what's happening with various titles by publishers and studios. The future is bright for some, not so blinding for others.
Why can't we go blasting through buildings in Saints Row? Developer Volition Inc. did create the Geomod tech to let us roam round as a wrecking ball on Mars in Red Faction after all. The problem is 'density'.
Senior producer Jim Boone says they've "talked about it so many times" at the studio, trying to somehow get Geomod into Saints Row, but it proves a technical 'impossibility' for this gen at least.