Microsoft folds Games for Windows Marketplace into Xbox page

Games for Windows now under Xbox banner

Less than one year since launching as a distinct platform, Microsoft has announced that it will merge its Games for Windows Marketplace into Xbox.com. After the transition, users will still be able to purchase digital copies of the games on demand as they do now, though it will be through the Xbox franchise portal. While Microsoft has not announced the rationale behind the decision, the move could help to bolster user interest both platforms.

While the announcement made on the Games for Windows Marketplace is very limited, PC Mag managed to mine more information out of Microsoft.

"Members of our passionate communities across Xbox 360 and Games for Windows can now purchase and get details on their favorite games, all in one place," said a Microsoft spokesperson. "All user account information will remain the same and community members can still take advantage of their Xbox LIVE profile in their Windows games and stay connected to friends who are playing on the PC."

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