Just last week Relic Entertainment released Dawn of War 2 from its Games For Windows Live shackles and it now looks like two more popular games are headed for the same route.
Capcom announced today in a Capcon Unity post that Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will all be losing GFWL in favor of Steamworks in the near future. In the official post the developer wrote,
If you’re a fan of smashing zombies (and/or zombie-like Majini) on your PC, then we’ve got some good news for ya – RE5, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record are all coming to Steamworks early next year. With the global popularity of the Steamworks platform, we’ve seen high demand from fans to bring these highly requested titles to this platform. Moving to Steamworks will allow more fans across the world to enjoy these games.
It’s always a good day when you see a developer commit to ditching the near obsolete GFWL platform, especially when they are games you’ve been avoiding like the plague because of its inclusion. I for one am looking forward to revisiting these games once they drop GFWL, are you? Let me know what games you hope drop GFWL next in the comments below.