It’s been a busy week on Steam, with Resident Evil 5 and now Dirt 3 heading to Steamworks, according to developer and publisher Codemasters.
All current owners of the game’s PC version will get a free upgrade to the Complete Edition, which comes with all the game’s DLC.
Lee Williams, Codemasters community manager, on Steam:
“I want to say sorry for just how long it has taken to move Dirt 3 to Steamworks.
“I’m pleased to announce that Dirt 3 is now available with 100% less Games for Windows Live.”
If you have the Games for Windows Live version of Dirt 3 in your Steam library, according to Codemasters, you should now have access to the game’s Complete Edition automatically. If you own a boxed PC copy of the game, or have a Games for Windows Live CD key, you can activate it on Steam.
Unfortunately, as with Resident Evil, due to differences between the two versions, you save files aren’t compatible with each other.
“We know it sucks and we are sorry but it was unavoidable.”
Williams also thanked fans for keeping up the pressure on the publisher to move the game over to Steamworks:
“Every day, I have over a hundred notifications on my Steam account, there are threads/thousands of comment deep about it and countless Tweets and Facebook messages — while you’d think it would be the kind of thing that would bug the h*ll out of me, you’d be wrong.”