Don’t hold your breath while waiting for Microsoft to add more supported countries to GFWL ( Games for Windows LIVE ) that will be allow to race online. I hope Codemasters will change their mind and make DIRT 2 the last racing game to use GFWL!
I found this post over at Games for Windows LIVE forum:
Some fact checking:
Steam launched on September 2003 and to this day supports hundreds of countries
Xbox LIVE launched on November 2002 and to this day supports 26 countries
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection launched on November 2005 and to this day supports all countries where Nintendo officially sells their consoles.
PlayStation Network launched on November 2006 and to this day supports 56 countries, with Latin America lacking the Store and PlayStation Home.
In 6 years, Steam has achieved full support for over 200 Countries
In 7 years, Microsoft has barely achieved support for 26 Countries
In 4 years, Nintendo has achieved support for over 60 Countries, all of them available since launch.
In 3 years, Sony has achieved support for 56 Countries
So let me doubt that time will tell, and that more will be added as time goes on, because LIVE has existed for longer than Steam and other similar services, and is the one with the worst support.
Don’t feel right buying DIRT 2 if others are getting screwed out of their hard earn dollars.
GFWL stole my game
**Please Codemasters and Microsoft fix this injustice to online racing! Let the WHOLE world race online like we do with GRID and Flatout 2!!
And hopefully new racing game, Blur.**