Microsoft to Shut Down Games for Windows Live store

It is a bad news for the Microsoft games lover that now they are not able to enjoy more games from windows live store. Software giant firm, Microsoft has officially confirmed that the Games for Windows Live marketplace will shut on August 22. However, the Games for Windows Live service will remain operational, and purchased games will not be affected by the closure.

Microsoft confirms that Windows Live client service will continue to operate after the shutting the windows live market place. Users can still be able to access previously-purchased content via the GFWL client. Microsoft spokesperson said,

"You can continue to enjoy previously purchased games and downloadable content in your catalog by downloading them through the Games for Windows Live client. Although purchase functionality will be discontinued through this marketplace, the Games for Windows Live service will continue to operate as usual."

The closure comes as a result of a forthcoming Xbox 360 update that will convert Microsoft points into local currency.Microsoft has asked Windows Live customers to spend their Microsoft point balances before the change is implemented, as converted cash applies to the Xbox Live Marketplace and the Windows Phone Store.

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