Fallout 3 is updated after 13 years with the removal of Games for Windows Live, the old Microsoft service so hated by PC gamers.
Fallout 3 was released in 2008, right in the first phase of Games for Windows Live ‘s short and tormented existence , becoming part of that group of games that supported the Microsoft service in question, to the desperation of many PC users who they always saw it as smoke and mirrors, staying there until yesterday when it was suddenly removed with an update .
Games for Windows Live, which aimed to create a sort of contact point between Xbox and PC by bringing some console features such as unlockable achievements and social features to the latter, represented a rather heavy and annoying interface for PC users, so much so that the everything was then eliminated as early as 2014, about seven years after its launch.
In subsequent years, most of the titles that had launched on Games for Windows Live were updated to remove the platform, such as Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition , Red Faction: Guerrilla, and just last year GTA 4 .
Curiously, Fallout 3 remained tied to the service in question, despite the fact that it hasn’t existed for years.
Eventually, after only 13 years , Bethesda decided to consider removing the platform and just in the past few hours has released an update for Fallout 3 that has removed the traces of Games for Windows Live from the game. Considering that the title is still played and supported by several modders, the news will still be happy for many players, even if it is far out of time at this point.