Microsoft is retiring its Games for Windows Live marketplace on August 22nd along with Microsoft Points system. Users will no longer be able to purchase games but the GFWL client software will be unaffected. If you have purchased games from the marketplace, they will continue to work.
As part of the recent Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points will be retired and the Xbox.com PC Marketplace will be closed as of August 22, 2013. We encourage you to spend your Microsoft Points balance prior to this change. Although you will not be able to purchase new games, you can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading it through the Games for Windows Live client software as usual.
Microsoft has just hired former Steam boss Jason Holtman for "making Windows a great platform for gaming and interactive entertainment." so you can expect some new announcements regarding PC gaming very soon.
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