News: Dark Souls ditching GFWL for Steamworks

Announced today by From Software on their Facebook page, Dark Souls is getting an update in which they are going to get rid of GFWL and will allow you to transfer your saves and achievements to the steamworks version along with getting the steamworks version for free. This suggests that they are not going to just patch the current version in Steam but instead make a brand new version for you to get using your GFWL token (I could be wrong on this, they don’t exactly make it clear). Here is the press release:

Attention Dark Souls fans!

We’re pleased to announce that next month it will be possible for players to migrate their Dark Souls: Prepare to Die games, saves and achievements from the Games for Windows Live platform to Steam.

-Games for Windows Live users will be able to redeem their Games for Windows Live Tokens on Steam to get Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost. (To findyour Games for Windows Live Token, please head to the support webpage:

-In the month of November, there will be a period by which Games for Windows Live Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition users will be able to transfer their Save Data (characters + progress) and Achievements over to their Steam accounts.

-Players will still be able to use their Games for Windows Live Tokens to redeem the Steam version of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost even after the migration period ends; but game Save Data and Achievements transfer functions may not be available.

-Games for Windows Live Rankings will not be transferred to Steam.
The specific migration start and end dates will be available soon; however the migration period will begin sometime in November 2014 with more specific dates to come.

We will be sharing more information soon regarding the migration process soon, so stay tuned!

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