Finish your game now, or get ready to start again.
By Tim Colwill on October 18, 2013 at 11:45 am
As Games for Windows LIVE slides slowly into the abyss (do not weep for it) more and more companies are realising they need to transition their games away from it if they want people to still be able to play them.
The latest pair of games to join this revolution are Batman: Arkham Asylum and its sequel Batman: Arkham City, which Warner Bros and Rocksteady have announced will be ditching GFWL shortly.
“To make sure there is no interrupted service, we will be moving the game to Steam for verification and update services for both the Base and GOTY versions of Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City,” claims Rocksteady in this forum post.
“If you purchased either of the games on Steam all you have to do is let Steam download the latest patch and you will be fine. If you purchased the games somewhere else you will need to enter the code in Steam. Unfortunately, you will not be able to continue playing from your current save. You will need to start a new game.”
Fortunately, the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins was never going to use Games For Windows LIVE anyway, so everyone’s a winner.
Source: Thanks, Makena!