Dark Souls has Slain Windows Live!
Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition made players face fierce bosses from Dragons, to corrupted knights, to demons, but the fiercest boss of all was one they didn't let you face, Game for Windows Live.
Partially responsible for one of the worst ports to PC in history, Windows Live's ties to Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition will be slain by Ser.Bandai Namco next month when "users will be able to redeem their Games for Windows Live Tokens on Steam to get Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost." Players should be able to transfer their saves and achievements from Windows Live to Steam according to Bandai Namco, but only during the month of November, so make haste to the Games for Windows Live support page if you want to keep your data next month.
Interestingly enough, Steam has already made their preparations it seems, and have pre-emptively created their own achievement list for the game if that's something you want to check out. If you want to see the full notice straight from Bandai Namco, you can look that over here:, or you can see the meat of the announcement down below.
• Games for Windows Live users will be able to redeem their Games for Windows Live Tokens on Steam to get Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost. (To find your Games for Windows Live Token, please head to the support webpage (http://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing/prepaid-codes/locate-games-for-windows-live-tokens).)
• In the month of November, there will be a period by which Games for Windows Live Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition users will be able to transfer their Save Data (characters + progress) and Achievements over to their Steam accounts.
• Players will still be able to use their Games for Windows Live Tokens to redeem the Steam version of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost even after the migration period ends; but game Save Data and Achievements transfer functions may not be available.
• Games for Windows Live Rankings will not be transferred to Steam.