Or as the Riddler might say if he was lazy: Riddle me this! What uses Steamworks instead of GFWL? Batman: Arkham Origins!
By Liam Gilroy on August 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm
Oh happy day! Last week we learned that Microsoft were doing away with the Games For Windows Marketplace and while we all appreciated that one GFWL Marketplace sale of Age of Empires III Complete for $0.75 USD, I don’t think many people were upset.
And now, furthering the rumours that GFWL will be closing down as a service as well, IGN are reporting that Warner Bros. will not use Microsoft’s service for Batman: Arkham Origins like they did with the PC versions of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City – they will use Steamworks instead. I might actually 100% Arkham Origins now, instead of just sobbing uncontrollably when I upgrade my video card and all of my save games break.
This GFWL situation will need to be watched however, particularly if the rumours of DLC previously only available through GFWL being released elsewhere are true. Given how the PC port of Dark Souls was treated, it’s worrying to think about it requiring a rebuilt online component.
It’s nice to be able to wipe one of my concerns about Batman: Arkham Origins off the list before it releases on October 25th though.