Epic Games' 2011 first-person shooter Bulletstorm is available to purchase from Steam again after vanishing from Valve’s PC marketplace without warning back in March.
You can buy Bulletstorm for $20, but as the Online Disclaimer on its Steam page explains, you’ll need a Games For Windows Live client and account in order to install it and access its online features.
Back in August, an update posted to the Age of Empires Online support site indicated that Microsoft intended to axe the Games for Windows Live Service completely on July 1, 2014. Microsoft has since removed the text from its Age of Empires Online support page, but it also closed its PC Marketplace in August 25, 2013, and several developers have since transitioned their games from GFWL to Steamworks.
So far Bulletstorm publisher Electronic Arts didn’t say if the game will continue to require a GFWL account, but Bulletstorm developer Epic Games previously said it was considering a patch that would remove it.
Developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly (now called Epic Games Poland), Bulletstorm launched in March 2011. Described as a "pulp sci-fi adventure," the game features arcade-style mechanics that challenges players to "kill with skill."
|Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.|
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