Steam to Absorb Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising 2 From Games For Windows Live

Capcom announces plans to switch between PC platforms in 2015.

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Two key Capcom games on PC, Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising 2, are set to be released on Steam for the first time as part a plan to remove them from the Games For Windows Live platform.

Writing on the Capcom Unity blog, community manager Brett Elston added that Dead Rising 2: Off The Record--a standalone spin-off with new content--will also make the transition to Steam.

Capcom said the transfers should be completed at some point in 2015.

"With the global popularity of the Steam platform, we’ve seen high demand from fans to bring these highly requested titles to this platform," Elston wrote.

"Moving to Steamworks will allow more fans across the world to enjoy these games."

Those who already own any of these three games on PC will find them transitioned to Steam for free, though there were no finer details on the switch over, such as whether saves can carry over.

"Once we have specific dates ironed out, we'll have more information about all three titles and their respective launch days so stay tuned," Elston added.

Despite Microsoft's consistent assurances regarding its commitment to PC, the corporation closed its GFWL games market back in June 2013.

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