Games for Windows Live (GFWL), Microsoft's much maligned PC gaming service, is dying a slow death. Several games have already made the jump from the sinking ship, with Bandai Namco's Dark Souls looking to do the same in November 2014.
Starting next month, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition owners will be able to transition to Steam through the use of a GFWL token, giving access to the game on Valve's platform for no cost. During the month Bandai Namco will also be giving Dark Souls gamers an opportunity to transfer their save data and achievements, although there only be a short window to do so.
With this announcement, Dark Souls joins the company of the Batman Arkham games, BioShock 2, Fallout 3, Dead Rising 2 and others who have transitioned away from GFWL to Steam. Several other games, like DiRT 3, Red Faction Guerrilla and F1 2011 are expected to move away from GFWL in the near future.
Despite GFWL's shutdown and widespread issues with games that continue to use the service, some publishers are not planning on switching to Steam or another platform. Bulletstorm, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Gears of War are some of the games that remain in limbo (for now at least).
If you are a Dark Souls player wanting to migrate your save games and continue to play in the future, watch out for an announcement from Bandai Namco as to when the transfer period will begin.