Just when we thought that we might be rid of this disaster, it pops back up. When it first came out, the thoughts of friends, achievements, and easy access stats and dlc was a welcome addition. But as time when on we saw games that required the always online pitfall, as well as frequent updates that, if you could not download, you couldn’t make a profile in game and thus you couldn’t save.
According to a statement released to Game Informer: “We are continuing to support the Games for Windows Live service. As previously announced, as part of the retirement of Microsoft Points the Xbox.com PC marketplace was closed. Although customers are unable to purchase new games from the marketplace or receive title updates, they can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading them through the Games for Windows Live client as usual. We remain committed to investing in PC gaming in the years ahead, and look forward to sharing more in the future.” “It’s a retail show, it’s a console show, so it didn’t really feel like the right place for us to talk about Windows,” Spencer explained. “But Windows and gaming on Windows is critical to Microsoft’s success.”
So unfortunately you need to keep an eye out for this even though gfwl enabled games are places with its own drm are sold.