Microsoft Merges GFW Marketplace and Xbox.com

In a move that was probably anticipated months ago, Microsoft has decided to move its Games of Windows service to Xbox.com. This merger’s main aim is to make sure gamers get “all their gaming needs in one place”. For those who don’t know, Microsoft’s Games for Windows marketplace is similar to Valve’s Steam where gamers can digitally purchase entire games online.

Coming soon to Xbox.com

Coming soon to Xbox.com

 

Eurogamer managed to get in touch with a Microsoft spokesperson about this merger and here’s what they had to say, “All of the same content from GamesForWindows.com will be available on Xbox.com so members of communities across Xbox 360 and Games for Windows can purchase and get details on their favorite games, all in one place. All account information will remain the same and community members can still take advantage of their Xbox Live profile in their Windows games and stay connected to friends who are playing on the PC.”

Both these services are expected to come together by the 11th of this month.

 


Published Date: Jul 04, 2011 09:45 am | Updated Date: Jul 04, 2011 09:45 am