Microsoft: Games for Windows Marketplace Moving to Xbox.com

Games for Windows Marketplace will fully transition over to Xbox.com. Now you can get all of your gaming needs in one place. It's convenient, it's concentrated, and it's a whole lot of great games, announced Microsoft on Games for Windows forum.Microsoft stated that the web site will be moving to Xbox.com web site. The new […]

Games for Windows Marketplace will fully transition over to Xbox.com. Now you can get all of your gaming needs in one place. It's convenient, it's concentrated, and it's a whole lot of great games, announced Microsoft on Games for Windows forum.

Microsoft stated that the web site will be moving to Xbox.com web site. The new web page will still offer up PC game downloads from hardcore action game to casual games along with sales deals and more.

Microsoft didn't give a specific date for when the transition to Xbox.com will take place.

This move represents just the latest change in strategy by Microsoft for its PC game division. It's Games For Windows branding launched around the time it launched its Windows Vista operating system. It also released its Games for Windows Live online service which at first attempted to bring an Xbox Live like user interface to PC gamers as well as cross-platform multiplayer with Xbox 360 games. However it also attempted to charge money for such features via a "Gold" Games For Windows account. PC gamers didn't care for the Gold account nor the console UI, so in 2008 Microsoft changed strategies and got rid of the Gold account and released a new version of the Games For Windows Live client that was more user friendly for keyboards and mice.

[Source: Games for Windows]