Microsoft: Games for Windows Live Stays

Microsoft has confirmed once again that it won’t be ditching the oft decried Games for Windows Live Service in favour of a PC version of the far more lauded Xbox Live.

NeoGamr has been asking the company about it, but when quizzed about possibly dropping the long running service, Microsoft’s response was “no.”

“Microsoft continues to support the Games for Windows platform, but we are making new investments in Metro style games. For the core PC gamer we launched “Age of Empires Online” last year and “Microsoft Flight” on February 29.”

Microsoft is attempting to extend the Windows experience onto phones and tablets with the Windows 8 Metro launch later this year and it looks like there will be a taste of Xbox Live on the new operating system when it launches later this year.

“When it comes to the living room, Xbox 360 was the number one selling connected TV device in 2011 and we have 40 million Xbox LIVE members. We are committed to delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences across devices in a uniquely connected way.  Xbox LIVE on Windows 8 is a milestone in that journey. With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you’ll get a taste of some of the features we’re bringing with Xbox on Windows, but we’ll have more to share later this year as we get closer to launch.”

“Microsoft continues to support the Games for Windows platform, but we are making new investments in Metro style games.

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