While you'll be able to pick up Batman: Arkham City on Steam and other digital distribution platforms, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that the game will use Games For Windows Live for the PC version. If you happen to hate GFWL then this is certainly disheartening news. A WBIE representative has told VG247 that “Arkham City is indeed a G4WL [sic] title.”
A report on Monday indicated that the title might not ship with GFWL for online play - as suggested by retailer Green Man Gaming. It turns out they were completely wrong.
Batman: Arkham City releases October 18 in the U.S., and October 21 in the UK for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.