Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 ditching GFWL for Steamworks

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Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 ditching GFWL for Steamworks
Capcom is planning to release updates for the Windows PC versions of Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, replacing the trio's Games for Windows Live features with Steamworks support.

Originally embedded in featured games as a way to manage DRM, achievements, and multiplayer support, the Games for Windows Live service began winding down after Microsoft disabled its Marketplace features last year. Though the service itself remains operational even after its rumored shutdown date, many publishers have opted to replace GFWL support with alternate solutions over the past year.

Capcom announced that Steamworks support for Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record is coming "early next year." Players who own the Games for Windows Live versions of these three games will automatically transition to Steamworks editions following Capcom's planned updates.

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