Microsoft has now launched its Games For Windows Marketplace PC game download service on its Xbox.com web site.
Since the move was first announced last June Microsoft has sent a statement to PC Gamer stating, "The decision was made to create a single destination for LIVE gaming experiences across Windows and Xbox 360."
The statement added,
"On July 11, GamesForWindows.com will merge with Xbox.com to create a single destination for LIVE gaming experiences across Windows and Xbox 360. The decision was made to create a single destination for LIVE gaming experiences across Windows and Xbox 360, and with the recent release of "Fable III" for PC, and the upcoming launch of "Age of Empires Online," we are dedicated to delivering a great Windows PC gaming experience. Members of our passionate communities across Xbox 360 and Games for Windows can now purchase and get details on their favorite games, all in one place. All user account information will remain the same and community members can still take advantage of their Xbox LIVE profile in their Windows games and stay connected to friends who are playing on the PC."
Oddly enough Microsoft declined to be interviewed by PC Gamer to discuss the matter further.
The GamesForWindows.com web site is still live as of the writing of this news post but we suspect that the site will soon redirect to the Xbox.com site soon.