To coincide with the other news we posted on the site earlier, Games for Windows Live’s shutting down of their Marketplace on August 22, with the full closing on Games for Windows Live to follow next July, it was announced today that Warner Bros. Games Montréal’s upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins will not be utiizing Games for Windows Live, but will instead use Steam.
Both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City used Games for Windows Live to track achievements, but that was pretty much it with a lack of online content in the game. Batman: Arkham Origins will not use this service, but will instead use Steam to not only track achievements like the two previous games, but also for all multiplayer content, which is a new feature to the franchise. Both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City experienced multiple problems with the installation, as well as the backing up and transfer of save files on Games for Windows Live, so its hard to argue that this news isn’t a good thing.
Batman: Arkham Origins will be available on October 25 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.