As of July 2014, Microsoft will be ending the Games for Windows Live service. That means all GFWL titles (GTA IV, Batman) will lose features and possibly save data.
Capcom and Warner Bros. recently announced their new PC titles were steering away from GFWL in favour of Steamworks, much to the good cheer of fans.
What of those past titles? Unless publishers and studios step in to 'patch out' GFWL, many of the games will lose their multiplayer and in some cases put save data at risk. GTA IV and Batman: Arkham Asylum/City gamers are no stranger to dealing with GFWL's hostage taking of saves - which chain them to profiles that aren't 'transfer friendly'.
Age of Empires Online will.
With new Batman and Grand Theft Auto on the horizon hopefully Rocksteady and Rockstar will do something about the ticking time bomb that is Games for Windows Live closing in July 2014.
Games for Windows Live service terminating July 2014, will affect GFWL titles
20 August 2013 | By Simon Priest
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