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Skyrim Will Be Playable On Steam, Not Games For Windows

by Tim Turi on Aug 17, 2011 at 03:14 PM

There was a brief time when folks who looked at the Skyrim collector’s edition and understandably thought the game would only be playable on Games for Windows Live. Despite the logo for Microsoft’s PC gaming client appearing on the box art, Bethesda will actually be utilizing Valve’s popular Steam service.

“We can confirm today that we're using Steamworks for Skyrim,” reads the official Elder Scrolls twitter. The truth is that the game won’t use Games for Windows at all.

Take a look at the picture to below to see what lead so many to believe that Skyrim would use Games for Windows.

We still don’t know if this means the game will have Steam achievements or Steam Cloud support, but fans of Valve’s PC distribution service should be very pleased.

Source: PC Gamer