Bulletstorm disappears from Steam

Bulletstorm has dropped silently off of the radar, with the game no longer available on Steam. The reason? It’s taking a little while for developers to rid the game of all traces of Games for Windows Live, which is set to shut down on July 1, 2014.

At least – that’s what we assume. There’s been no official statement about Bulletstorm, so we’re hoping it’ll come back online at some stage.

Other games that will be affected by the GFWL closure include Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter 4 and Dead Rising 2, which all used the service for multiplayer. It’s not been revealed whether these games will resort to a third-party solution (such as Steam), or stick with Microsoft and switch to Azure.

GFWL has already been removed from games including BioShock 2, Gotham City Imposters and Fallout 3 – in each case, replaced by Steamworks. The obvious downside to games making this jump: As you convert from GFWL to Steamworks, you’ll inevitably lose all your progress in games like Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.

At present, if you haven’t grabbed Bulletstorm and really, really want to play it today, your choice is limited to EA‘s Origin service.

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