Earlier today, we informed you about Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition’s latest trailer. However, we are here now to bring you some bad news. A lot of PC gamers had high hopes when Namco announced that the PC version of Dark Souls would hit Steam. Don’t get your hopes up though as it will not support Steamworks. In fact, From Software has officially revealed today that the game will use Games for Windows LIVE.
The company has updated their official product page and as we can see below, the game will use Microsoft’s GFWL. This is the first time that GFWL has been confirmed, as the boxart of the game stated that Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition would only be a Games for Windows title and there was no mention at all for the LIVE service. However, this is not the case with the game’s product page, as we can clearly see that it will require Games for Windows LIVE.
Our guess is that From Software ported the online code from the X360 version and as a result of that, they decided to use GFWL in order to avoid any kind of – possible – compatibility issues.
Special thanks to our reader Alex Eldridge for spotting it!
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