Red Faction: Guerrilla – Steamworks Open Beta Phase Launched, Abandons GFWL, Defaults To DX9

A couple of months ago, it was announced that Red Faction: Guerrilla would ditch GFWL over Steamworks and today, Volition launched the public beta of Red Faction Guerilla with full Steam Support and complete Games for Windows Live Removal.

To access the beta, PC gamers will need to follow this guide:

Alongside the removal of GFWL, Red Faction: Guerrilla uses DX9 as its default Renderer (as according to the dev team, the DX10 path caused a number of issues).

Here is the changelog of the game’s new beta update:

-Matchmaking and Multiplayer via Steamworks
-No Games for Windows Live sign-in required
-Leaderboards via Steam
-Voice Chat via Steam
-Achievements via Steam
-Uses DX9 Renderer by default as DX10 created a lot of problems and resulted in performance drawbacks (that should also fix Win8 issues)
-At first launch the game attempts to migrate savegames from GFWL to the new system