Capcom reject GFWL for PC Ultra Street Fighter IV, target simultaneous release
Posted: 14.08.2013 10:26 by Simon Priest Comments: 1
In a surprise move Capcom has announced they'll be "transitioning" from Games for Windows Live to Steam for the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV on PC. It's unclear how this will work exactly as it's DLC.

Capcom are releasing it standalone, but could also patch GFWL out of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012. They intend for Ultra Street Fighter IV to release simultaneously.

"...the intention is to have them all launch at around the same time. Should have more deets on PC ver soon," tweeted Capcom's Neidel Crisan.

PC gamers should at least be pleased to learn one more franchise is ditching the general disaster area that is the Games for Windows Live client. "It's coming to Steam, yes, we'll be transitioning from GFWL to Steam," he confirmed. Given how Microsoft deal with gamer profiles, save game files have often been victims of 'incompatibility' during formats. Few are more notorious than PC Grand Theft Auto IV which makes users jump through hoops to 'save' saves.

Ultra Street Fighter IV releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2014. It retails at $39.99 standalone, but at $14.99 as an add-on to either Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.

Source: Polygon
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By LukeDion1987 (SI Core Member) on Aug 14, 2013
Finally... GfWL is unsupported by M$ from 06.2011, but Steam gets many updates every month.