Abandon the use of GFWL in Dark Souls PC
Please continue to spread the word about this.
Hello all, I've signed up here to share my thoughts, and to make a topic that directly addresses the issue of GFWL.
Months ago, a petition requesting Dark Souls to be on PC was created. Over 90,000 of us signed it, and now it seems our voices have been acknowledged. We are all sincerely thankful that you've decided to create a PC version. Many doubted that a petition could do anything, but we had to at least try. Sometimes that's all we can do.
Amongst the excitement for the PC version, it was discovered that it would seemingly be using Games for Windows Live. This was very sad news. Many hoped it was just a mistake on the box art, but as it currently stands, it seems Dark Souls PC will indeed be using GFWL. We beg of you to reconsider this. GFWL has an infamous reputation, and for good reason. It's simply an inferior, unpleasant, and unreliable service to use.
As noted in the original petition, we suggested that you use Valve's Steamworks, which is widely accepted and enjoyed by the vast majority of PC gamers.
With only 4 months until Dark Souls PC is released, I realize there is little time left. Yet as we did with the original petition, we feel the need to communicate our thoughts loud and clear. Please abandon the use of GFWL, not only in Dark Souls, but for your potential future PC games. Delay the game if need be, use Kickstarter to raise funds to extend development time (no, seriously), just please consider all options to make Dark Souls on PC the best it can be. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Original Dark Souls for PC petition