Resident Evil 5 Steam Update Adds Support for Local Split-Screen Co-Op, Removes Games for Windows Live

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Resident Evil 5 may have launched on Steam over a decade ago, but it appears that Capcom hasn’t completely forgotten about the 2009 survival horror title yet. According to a new Steam update, the Steam version of RE5 has received a surprise patch, one that removes Games for Windows – Live, adds support for local split-screen co-op, and fixes some minor, although unspecified, bugs. Officially discontinued in 2014, Games for Windows – Live was an online gaming service that attempted to bridge Windows games with Microsoft’s Live service, implementing popular features that include Gamertags. Other games that have dropped GFWL include Dark Souls, BioShock 2, and Fallout 3.

From a Steam description:

The Umbrella Corporation and its crop of lethal viruses have been destroyed and contained. But a new, more dangerous threat has emerged. Years after surviving the events in Raccoon City, Chris Redfield has been fighting the scourge of bio-organic weapons all over the world.

Now a member of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA), Chris is sent to Africa to investigate a biological agent that is transforming the populace into aggressive and disturbing creatures. Joined by another local BSAA agent, Sheva Alomar, the two must work together to solve the truth behind the disturbing turn of events.

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