Games For Windows Live sadly still in use as DRM tool.
By Tim Colwill on August 16, 2013 at 11:35 am
Microsoft has revealed that they’re not only canning Microsoft Points (read about that here), but also the entire GFWL PC marketplace.
“As part of the recent Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points will be retired and the Xbox.com PC Marketplace will be closed as of August 22, 2013,” says the Xbox Support page. “We encourage you to spend your Microsoft Points balance prior to this change.”
If you’ve already purchased anything from the store however, it will remain playable. “You can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading it through the Games for Windows Live client software as usual,” confirms Microsoft.
Titles which use GFWL as DRM such as Batman: Arkham Asylum or Dark Souls will continue to operate as normal.