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Bulletstorm' returns to Steam Store after three month absence

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Bulletstorm is once again available for sale on Steam after it was taken down from the online store back in March without any explanation.

It's unclear when the game was restored but it was first reported by Emanuel Maiberg of GameSpot on March 31, 2014. Bulletstorm is once again available for sale on Steam after a three month absence, which had baffled gamers since no explanation was given while the game was still available on Origin (EA cloud based game service).

Many in the media had speculated that Bulletstorm was removed due to the potential shutdown of Games For Windows Live (GFWL). It has been rumored that the cloud based gaming service will be shutdown on July 1, 2014 but no official announcement has been made.

Despite the temporary absence, Bulletstorm still requires GFWL regardless of what service the player purchased the game from. However it has been reported a few times that Epic Games is considering developing a patch that would remove the DRM required by GFWL.

If the rumors about GFWL are true, Bulletstorm would be one of a handful of games abandoning the service or risk being unplayable. Meanwhile the game is also at risk of losing its online multiplayer after EA announced that many classic games are at risk of losing online support by the end of June.

Bulletstorm is a first-person shooter that was released in 2011 for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.


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