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Capcom will infect Steamworks with a zombie virus

Capcom zombie games moving to Steamworks

As Games for Windows Live continues to be dragged to its grave – to the sound of jubilant cheering – another trio of games are making their way over to Steamworks. 

Capcom’s moving Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record from Microsoft’s much hated platform – which has less life than the zombies in these games – and onto Steamworks, according to a post on the Capcom Unity Blog

There are no specific dates for the move, but it’s expected to happen “early next year”.

Owners of the games will be transitioned over to the Steamworks versions, and next year, no new customers will have to worry about GfWL.

“With the global popularity of the Steamworks platform, we’ve seen high demand from fans to bring these highly requested titles to this platform,” says Capcom. “Moving to Steamworks will allow more fans across the world to enjoy these games.”

Last year, Microsoft leaked an announcement that GfWL would shuffle of its mortal coil on July 1st, 2014. But that never actually happened. Indeed, Microsoft – now acting like a confused pensioner – is promising to continue its support for the service, despite the fact that everyone wants it gone and games have been jumping ship all year.

Whatever happens to the service, at least Capcom’s zombie romps won’t be using it.