Batman: Arkham City is not a Games for Windows Live title
Posted: 26.08.2011 13:41 by Simon Priest Comments: 6
While Warner and Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City will carry the Games for Windows box art, it won't be utilising the Games for Windows Live client.

What that means for Achievements is unknown as it means no logging into Live. Updates will also be delivered via other means. Will it hybrid with Steamworks?

It's unclear what the heck Warner Bros. is up to but we do know at least that the pesky Games for Windows Live client won’t be bothering Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City when it releases. The Microsoft system just doesn't cut it and annoys more than anything.

"We've just received notice from Warner's that Batman is Games for Windows but NOT a Games for Windows 'Live' title!" twittered online retailer Green Man Gaming.

"It means no logging in, that's right. I'm not sure how it handles achievements, but there isnt much point of GFW, you're right!" they added. Why would Warner bother sticking with Games for Windows if they're not using Live? Will they turn to Valve's Steamworks?

Batman: Arkham City releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC October 21st.

Source: Eurogamer


By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 26, 2011
Yes, I smell Steamworks in the recipe now more than ever. Achievements, that are oh so important to so many gamers these days cannot be acheieved without an online client. No achievements, and all the funboy gamers will be screaming at WB's door:)
By neilmike (SI Core) on Aug 27, 2011
you're probably right (steamwork)??, maybe they just turned their back on freakin' greedy microsoft !! good
By Adridos (SI Newbie) on Aug 29, 2011
Perfect! Only thing GFWL knows is how to screw up games. :(
By TheDon2010 (SI Newbie) on Aug 30, 2011
nice trailer there
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 30, 2011
Ahhhh that was some good news there - mmm no GFWL :D
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 01, 2011
And wow - it skydived. Guess there were only a few game sites that didn't report this but the ones that didn't were surprised that none questioned the source I read here on a Swedish site...