Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition has finally arrived on Steam as part of the game's conversion from Games For Windows Live, Capcom has announced.
If you have just regular Resident Evil 5 on Steam or GFWL, you can upgrade to the Gold Edition content for £11.99 / $14.99. That includes all the DLC released up to that point including a versus mode, four new costumes, Mercenaries Reunion, and two new story chapters: Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape.
If you don't own the game, you can purchase RE5: Gold Edition for £22.99 / $29.99 , though it's currently on sale for £16.09 / $20.99 until 30th March.
The vanilla version of the game is typically £13.99 / $19.99, but during the sale it's £4.76 / $6.80.
"Please note that if you have the GFWL version, you can certainly continue playing," Capcom noted on its official blog. "All of our applicable GFWL titles continue to support the features and will function normally. To continue playing on GFWL though, you must maintain a separate installation using the GFWL activation key."
Those with retail copies of RE5 can use the GFWL activation code and redeem it on Steam. If you purchased it digitally through GFWL, however, you won't be able to make the conversion.
As was the case with Capcom's Dead Rising games, DLC from RE5 on GFWL won't carry over to Steamworks due to the lack on a CD/Activation key. On the plus side, these can still be accessed on GFWL. Also, save data and Achievements can be migrated as there's a tool for this built into the game. "The tool will allow you to transfer progress from GFWL to Steam," Capcom explained. "However, the game will require that you install and sign into the GFWL client since the game needs to authenticate unlocked Achievements recorded on the GFWL service."
Resident Evil 5 and its Gold Edition will support the usual Steamworks perks like cloud saves, matchmaking, Achievements and leaderboards.