Bandai Namco thinks that “Dark Souls: Prepare to Die fans are amongst the most hardcore and tight-knit gamers in the world”. I totally agree. You have to be pretty hardcore to endure this game. But the game is supported by the not so hardcore (mainly softcore) Games for Windows Live. So why not provide hardcore support?
FromSoftware and Bandai Namco probably decided that it’s time to get off the GFWL slow-camotive and hop on the Steam train! So prepare to migrate to Steam! Players will be able to transfer their Dark Souls: Prepare to Die games, saves, and achievements from the GFWL to Steam follow a few easy steps. Note that your GFWL Rankings will not transfer.
GFWL users will be able to redeem their Tokens on Steam to get Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost. Be sure to find your GFWL Token at http://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing/prepaid-codes/locate-games-for-windows-live-tokens. You can do this even after the migration period ends.
Next month’s migration period will also give you an opportunity to which you can transfer your save data (character and progress) and Achievements over to the Steam accounts. THIS YOU MUST DO DURING THE MIGRATION PERIOD. Be wary that Namco Bandai hasn’t given us the specifics on when the migration period will start and end, just that it will begin sometime in November 2014.
So prepare to die on Steam and enjoy all that this lovely platform has to offer.