No multiplayer was present in Asylum or City, but GFWL was used to track achievements. The unfortunate side effect was installation troubles and saved games often lost during backup or transfer.
It's great news then that Arkham Origins, which does feature some, will be adopting Steamworks instead to provide anti-cheat protection.
The Games for Windows Live Marketplace is shutting down, Microsoft announced recently, but the platform service itself will continue to run as otherwise a slew of titles on PC would cease to function or update. It's, and will not likely be missed by PC gamers. At launch Games for Windows Live charged for online play.
Batman: Arkham Origins releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 October 25th.