With a rumored shutdown of Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live platform approaching in July, Joystiq recently reached out to various company’s who employed the service to see what their plans were in regards to updating titles for compatibility elsewhere. One of those companies was Capcom, who currently have two fighters available on PC (Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Street Fighter x Tekken) that will be affected by the discontinuation.
While Street Fighter IV will eventually be moved to Steamworks, fans of the aforementioned crossover title may be left out in the cold. According to Joystiq, Capcom replied that Street Fighter x Tekken is among a long list of titles that they currently have no plans to update. As GFWL handles online play, saves, and other various features in the games its attached to, some functionality may be lost if a transition isn’t made before July 1.
Ultra Street Fighter IV, the much-anticipated update to the Street Fighter IV series set to release early this year, will launch with full Steam support.
Other details are scarce at this point in time, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available. Joystiq’s full list of titles and plans for updating can be found here.
Source: Joystiq, tip via Stephen M.