You can switch Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record over to Steamworks tomorrow

New backend for matchmaking, leaderboards, cloud saves, etc.

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I have no memory of writing about the plan for Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record to drop Games for Windows Live in favor of Steamworks, but I did so last year and slipped in a gif of Resident Evil‘s Chris punching a boulder. Which, dang, can’t use that sucker anytime soon.

Moving day is tomorrow, March 17. Capcom has full instructions for Dead Rising‘s GFWL-to-Steamworks transition but, in short: it’s a free update if you already own either title on Steam, and there’s going to be a save data / achievement transfer tool available soon.

If you own Dead Rising 2 and/or Off the Record through the digital Games for Windows Live marketplace, Capcom says it “cannot accommodate a Steamworks transfer […] as there is no authentication option available. However, all of our applicable GFWL titles continue to support the features and will function normally. To continue playing on GFWL, you must maintain a separate installation using the GFWL activation key.”

If you own a retail copy of either game, you can just pop the activation key(s) in Steam.

Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record Steamworks transition imminent [Capcom-Unity]


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