Dirt 3 Finally Drops Games for Windows Live, Gives DLC Away for Free

Dirt 3 now uses Steamworks, but there are still a few bumps in the road.

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Dirt 3 has finally made the transition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks, and as a thank you to players who waited over the last year, developer Codemasters is upgrading those who owned Dirt 3 to the Complete Edition, which includes all of the game's DLC.

If you owned the GFWL version, the Complete Edition should already be in your Steam library. If you bought a boxed copy of the game, you can redeem it on Steam to get the Complete Edition.

You'll still have the original version of the game in your Steam library, and Codemasters says that version will continue to work normally. Unfortunately, your save files will not transfer over to the Complete Edition.

"Due to the differences with the two versions unfortunately your save files will not be compatible with each other," Codemasters said. "We know it sucks and we are sorry but it was unavoidable."

Some players who bought their game through the Games for Windows Live Marketplace have reported issues redeeming their keys on Steam. Codemasters says that it's looking into the issue and will have information next week. Other players also reported an issue with driving wheels, which go into full lock when they start the game. Codemasters is asking those players to provide more information here.

GameSpot's review gave Dirt 3 a 9/10 for its fantastic presentation and great variety in event types.

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