Gears of War online locked to Windows - Live

Anyone who wants to enjoy the carnage of Gears of War online on PC will HAVE to sign up to Games for Windows - Live.

Microsoft has revealed that the game will only be playable online through the PC version of the Xbox online service.

Although it's free to sign up to Games for Windows - Live, it's news that's sure to rankle PC gamers used to freedom and choice when it comes to online gaming.

Microsoft let it slip during E3 that Games for Windows - Live will be available for Windows XP sometime before Gears of War releases in November.

Check out E3: 07 hands-on for more Gears goodness.

July 17, 2007