The PC version of Resident Evil 5 can now use Steamworks on PC instead of Games for Windows Live for its online features, according to Capcom.
If you purchased the game on Steam, you’ll be automatically upgraded to the full Steamworks edition. If you bought a retail Games for Windows Live version, you can use the Windows Live activation code on Steam to redeem the Steamworks-enabled version. The game also has a built-in tool to allow save data and achievements to move to Steam.
Sadly, any DLC content bought directly from Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live Marketplace store will not carry over to Steam due to the lack of a CD or activation key.
If you want, you can also keep playing the Windows Live version.
The new Steamworks version also adds the Gold Edition content that came to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Available for $15, the Untold Stories Bundle adds a versus mode, four new costumes, Mercenaries Reunion, and two new story-based chapters.