Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ultra Street Fighter IV: Capcom ditches GFWL in favor of Steam, looks to release PC version around the same time as consoles

The relationship between Capcom and Microsoft's Games for Windows Live service could be coming to a close. At the request of fans, Ultra Street Fighter IV will be using the Steam platform for online play.

Goodbye Games for Windows Live (GFWL), hello Steamworks.

The original Street Fighter IV and Arcade Edition have been available on numerous PC platforms including Steam and GFWL. Capcom went with GFWL for online multiplayer modes rather than utilize Steam. That's going to change when Ultra Street Fighter IV is released.

Capcom's Haunts took to his Twitter account to reveal that the latest addition to the Street Fighter IV series will make the switch to Steamworks.

Haunts wasn't done discussing the PC version there. He also assured fans that Capcom is aiming to release the PC version simultaneously with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.