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Friday, 16 August 2013 07:25

Microsoft to kill Games for Windows LIVE

Written by David Stellmack

Store only to close, service will still be operational

Microsoft is going to kill off its Games for Windows LIVE download service as of Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. The closure means PC gamers who have been using the service will no longer be able to spend Microsoft Points to purchase downloadable games within the store. If you have points on this service you should spend them before then.

Users have downloaded games through the Games for Windows LIVE store will still have access to those titles, but will no longer be able to purchase new games after Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. Microsoft is planning to continue to support the Games for Windows LIVE platform and you can continue to enjoy the games that you have purchased, but purchase functionality in the client will be disabled.

The closing of the store has to with move by Microsoft to discontinue the use of the Microsoft Points system and transition to real local currency moving forward. It is also rumored that Microsoft is planning to overhaul its PC Game download service as part of this transition, but that has been yet to be officially confirmed.

David Stellmack

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