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?

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Insanely Priced Retro-Games

Top-10 Insanely Priced Retro Games

It goes without saying that video gaming is a luxury and an expensive hobby. While most of the...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Video Games Past

Why Some Video Games Should Let Go of Their Past

We all have favorite video games franchises that we so dearly love the way they are and yet we also...

by   /   Aug 8, 2016
Load More