Batman: Arkham Origins on PC will not require you to make use of Games for Windows Live according to publisher Warner Bros.
Microsoft is already making changes to its PC gaming offerings, hiring a top (ex) Steam executive and dropping Games for Windows Marketplace
but this bombshell from Warners is not going bring smiles to many of the corporation's execs. What makes it worse, from the Microsoft perspective is where Warners is going for Batman on the PC.
It's going with Valve's Steamworks to manage achievements and multiplayer. According to Gamespot, "Warner Bros. did not mention if Batman: Arkham Origins
would make use of other Steamworks features, such as cloud saves, Steam Trading Cards, and Big Picture support..