Now here is something unexpected. After almost eight years, Capcom released a new patch for Resident Evil 5 that removes its Games for Windows Live support. Furthermore, this latest update adds support for local split-screen co-op.
Now in case you weren’t aware, the Steam version of Resident Evil 5 did not utilize GFWL. However, Capcom still left in a feature that allowed previous GFWL users to import their old save game progress and Achievements into the Steam version.
According to Capcom, the game could fail to launch if the GFWL client was missing. So basically, PC gamers were forced to install it. Thankfully, though, that will no longer be the case.
As always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client. Below you can also find its complete changelog.
Resident Evil 5 February 28th Patch Notes
- Removed Games for Windows Live support.
- Will support local split screen co-op.
- Some other minor bug fixes.