Batman: Arkham Origins for PC to Use Steamworks

Warner Bros. has confirmed with IGN that the PC version of Batman: Arkham Origins will use Valve's Steamworks for its multiplayer and achievements, distancing itself from Microsoft's Games for Windows Live service. Microsoft announced last week that it planned shut down the marketplace portion of the service at the end of this month. While it will continue to support those games that currently use the Games For Windows Live service, new titles will not be added going forward, from what we can tell.

Despite not offering any multiplayer modes, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City both used GFWL for achievement tracking. Like a number of other titles that use GFWL, the games had their fair share technical issues during installation and when saving the game. Arkham Origins is the first game in the series to feature a multiplayer mode.

The game is set for release simultaneously on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U October 25.

Source IGN


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