Resident Evil 5 Gets Steamworks Instead of Games for Windows Live, New Content

[UPDATE] Capcom clears up some confusion around DLC compatibility.

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[UPDATE] A Capcom representative issued a new statement to GameSpot today, confirming that GFWL users will not lose any content. The full statement is below.

"Previous Games for Windows Live users will NOT lose any DLC content because the GFWL version for RE5 didn’t have any DLC content, so Steamworks users aren't losing anything. The Gold Edition content is entirely new to PC. If you already own regular RE5 through either Steam or a boxed retail Games For Windows Live, you can acquire a free Steamworks copy and then purchase the new Gold Edition content for $14.99."

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Resident Evil 5 can now use Steamworks on PC instead of Games for Windows Live for its online features, Capcom has announced.

If you purchased the game on Steam, you'll be automatically upgraded to the full Steamworks edition so you don't have to use GFWL anymore. If you originally bought a retail package GFWL version, you can use the GFWL activation code on Steam to redeem the Steamworks-enabled version. The game also has a built-in tool to allow you to transfer save data and Achievements from the GFWL version to Steam.

Sadly, any DLC content you bought directly from Microsoft's GFWL Marketplace store will not carry over to Steam due to the lack of a CD or activation key.

If you want, you can also just keep playing the GFWL you have installed.

The new Steamworks version also adds the Gold Edition content that was released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Available for $15, the Untold Stories Bundle adds a versus mode, four new costumes, Mercenaries Reunion, and two new story-based chapters.

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