Microsoft Closing Down Games For Windows Live Marketplace



/ 5 years ago

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Microsoft have announced that they will permanently retire the Games For Windows Live online marketplace. The company confirmed that such a month will take place in just six days on August 22nd 2013. This move will effectively end the sale of Games For Windows Live titles. Microsoft has asked gamers to spend their remaining Microsoft points balance before the change.

As part of the recent Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points will be retired and the Xbox.com PC Marketplace will be closed as of August 22, 2013. We encourage you to spend your Microsoft Points balance prior to this change. Although you will not be able to purchase new games, you can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading it through the Games for Windows Live client software as usual.

Microsoft has stated all existing Games for Windows Live titles will work through the Games for Windows Live client with only the functionality of purchasing being removed. After the cut-off date no more titles published by Games for Windows Live will be sold but other publishers may continue. Any remaining points left unspent will be converted into their equivalent cash value of the account holder so they can be used with the new system that will replace this one.

Full details can be found here.

Image courtesy of Microsoft

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