Report: GFWL Support Removed from Fallout 3 in Latest Update

According to details found in the Steam Database brought to light in this NeoGAF thread, the new patch that rolled out for Fallout 3 looks to have removed Game For Windows LIVE features from the game. According to the thread, variables with names like ShowCDKeyOnLaunch and LegacyKeyRegistryLocation have been removed, which is a good indication that the Microsoft gaming service is no longer supported by the game.

Of course, this makes sense because Microsoft pulled the plug on GFWL awhile ago, and games such as Ultra Street Fighter IV, BioShock 2, the Arkham series, and DiRT 3. Subsequent reinstallation of the game by multiple outlets shows that Games for Windows Live prompts are no longer part of the installation process.

Bethesda has not publicly commented on any of this.

Source: Blues News

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    MaskedPixelante says:

    Yeah, that's the big one we'd all like to know about. Hopefully From Software said learned their lesson from the first game, so maybe they'll ditch GFWL when DS2 comes out.

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    GrimCW says:

    Wait.. So i've been playing it wrong all these years without GFWL active?

    lol.. fans patched it out not long after the PC version released! Someone should check to see if Bethesda did a Ubi, and cheated by using the players crack to do it.

    Now if Capcom would remove it from the resident evil games that are saddled with it.. sadly.. I do not see this happening, given their lack of general support for anything they release….

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    MaskedPixelante says:

    Well, it's not like Games for Windows Live was actually required for Fallout 3 to work in the first place. Removing it was probably just a formality, unless they plan on adding Steamworks support instead.

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