Microsoft Pledges Support for GFWL Ahead Of Its Shutdown

By   /   Jun 23, 2014

Games for Windows Live was scheduled to shutdown on Jul. 1, 2014, however, Microsoft in a surprising move has decided to pledge support for the platform, which means that you will be able to play games that support this platform even after Jul. 1.

Last year, Microsoft stated that GFWL will be shutting down and the games that require its support will also go down with it.

However, something has changed the company’s mind since they have decided not to shut it down. Nonetheless, don’t expect rebirth of PC Marketplace as it will stay gone even after GFWL revival.

In a statement to Game Informer, a Microsoft rep. said:

As previously announced, as part of the retirement of Microsoft Points the Xbox.com PC marketplace was closed.

Although customers are unable to purchase new games from the marketplace or receive title updates, they can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading them through the Games for Windows Live client as usual.

This move will surely annoy the developers as they put a lot of money and effort to bring their older games to new platforms.

On the other hand, gamers would be delighted to hear this, as they will be able to enjoy more GFWL games like Dawn of War 2 in the future.

What do you think of this decision from Microsoft?