I seriously don’t know whether this is good news or not. Capcom has just announced that Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 and Off The Record will ditch Games For Windows Live in favour of Steamworks. Lovely, right? Well, not exactly if the online co-op mode of RE5 suffers as much as SSF4: AE’s Steamworks online mode does.
Say what you will about GFWL but its SF4’s and SSF4: AE’s online functionalities were superior to the ones found on their Steamworks versions (well, apart from sending messages but you could at least play without lag issues).
As Capcom said:
“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.”
Current owners of all the aforementioned titles will be transitioned over to the Steamworks versions early next year.
Here is hoping that Capcom will not screw things up with this new transition.
Kudos to our reader ‘Sikandar Ali’ for bringing this to our attention!