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Bulletstorm disappears from the Steam Store – Update
Bulletstorm is without any official announcement removed from the Steam Store. It is one of the games that have the Games for Windows Live service require for savegames and multiplayer. This service may be terminated on July 1.
Bulletstorm steam header Although no official reason was given for the removal of the game from the Steam Store, it is possible that it is related to the integration of Games for Windows Live. What developer Epic Games is going to do now with Bulletstorm Games for Windows Live soon as possible goes offline, little is known. An employee of the developer left in August of last year through a tweet know that there are ‘internal consultations’ was about the future of the game, but otherwise no word more about it.
In August of 2013 came reports out that the Games for Windows Live service would be July 1, 2014. shut down These reports were based on a support page for Microsoft’s game Age of Empires Online which was read that “The Games for Windows Live service stop put on 1 July 2014. However, it is stated that the service just continue working. Now at another support page of Xbox.com Anyway, several games that make use GFWL are removed from sale or updated, for example to use instead of the service of Microsoft. Steamworks
It may be that Bulletstorm future returns to the Steam Store with an alternative GFWL. It would not be the first case of a game that uses Microsoft’s service and simply disappears. So are the games Fuel and Dirt 2 Codemasters last year disappeared from the Steam Store and not come back. Another possibility is that publisher EA the opportunity to create only to offer the game on Origin, and in due course an alternative to GFWL incorporated into the game.
Gamers who Bulletstorm on Steam in the past have purchased or activated can still install the game and play until GFWL it ceases in July. Indeed, the game does not support offline profiles, without GFWL or an official or unofficial patch, the game would not be playable. Bulletstorm is still available through Origin, but that version uses GFWL.
Update, 15:14: The article states that it is certain that GFWL goes offline. However, this is not certain, but there are signs that it may be true. This product has been adjusted accordingly.
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