Bandai Namco has at last confirmed concrete plans to remove Games for Windows Live from the PC version of Dark Souls.
Owners will be able to carry over achievements and, most crucially, save games once the game is shifted to Steam's servers. To switch gamers will simply have to input their GFWL code into Steam and re-download the game.
In the month of November, there will be a period by which Games for Windows Live Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition users will be able to transfer their Save Data (characters + progress) and Achievements over to their Steam accounts,” the publisher explained.
Players will still be able to use their Games for Windows Live Tokens to redeem the Steam version of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost even after the migration period ends; but game Save Data and Achievements transfer functions may not be available.
The specific migration start and end dates will be available soon; however the migration period will begin sometime in November 2014 with more specific dates to come.”
The publisher has been pondering such a switch since earlier this year.