Updating games for windows live
Assistance to developers is provided through the Microsoft XNA Developer Connection.and was also the first LIVE title to offer cross-platform play between Windows Vista and Xbox 360 on the Live service.On August 31, 2012, Gotham City Impostors became free-to-play and dropped Games for Windows – LIVE in favor of Steamworks.
The same developer support infrastructure is available as with the Xbox 360.
Sega, Eidos, and THQ have signed on to include Games for Windows – Live in their upcoming games.
Epic Games also included this service in their game engine Unreal Engine 3.
On April 17, 2012, Microsoft said that they continued to support the Games for Windows platform, to the rumors of the discontinuation of Games for Windows – LIVE in favor of Xbox Live on Windows.
On April 13, 2012, Microsoft Studios release Iron Brigade, and is the first Microsoft Studios title available only on Steam.
On August 17, 2010, Microsoft unveiled two new games at Gamescom 2010 that will use Games for Windows – LIVE, Age of Empires Online and Microsoft Flight. On September 24, 2010, Microsoft Game Studios' general manager Dave Luehmann said in an interview the studio's renewed focus will start with three big titles—Fable III, Age of Empires Online and Microsoft Flight—which will use Games for Windows – LIVE.