Yes, Games For Windows Live is still around. Microsoft's bungled attempt to launch a PC game online service that shared features with Xbox Live achievements, leaderboards and even cross-platform multiplayer with a few Xbox 360 games is still being used by many PC titles, even though most of its users complain about broken features and code.
Unfortunately, if you are logged into your Xbox Live account to play a Games For Windows Live title on your PC, that means a friend who may want to play an Xbox 360 game on your account would be out of luck. Today, Microsoft confirmed that people can log into their Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles with the same Xbox Live account at the same time.
But what about if you wanted to do the same with the Xbox One and a Games For Windows Live PC game? Kotaku reports that Microsoft has some good news on this score. A Microsoft spokesperson told the site, "You may be logged into Games for Windows Live and an Xbox One console simultaneously."
That's excellent news and should make people who still play the select few GFWL titles very happy. However, we think they might be happier if Microsoft just went ahead and ditched the service entirely, or replaced it with something that works better.
Source: Kotaku | Image via Microsoft