Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City saves wiped off.Facebook/WB Games

As a result of Microsoft closing down Windows Live, players of Batman games, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City will have to start their game all over again as the game's saves will be wiped out, which was announced on Steam.

All the current saves will be wiped out as a result of Warner Bros. moving Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City to Steam for verification and update services.

Players who have purchased the game on Steam will have to download a patch from Steam and this will fix the issue.

But for players who have purchased the game from outside, will have to enter the CD Key in Steam. Such players can follow the procedure mentioned below:

1. Click ADD A GAME.... 

2. Select Activate a Product on Steam.. 

3. Click Next

4. Click I Agree

5. Enter your CD Key and select next once the game finishes downloading you will be able to play the game. 

Microsoft had previously announced that it will be shutting down Games for Windows Live marketplace on July 1, 2014. But it had said that until that time, the service will be "100 percent operational".

The Verge reported that shutting down the Games for Windows Live is a "a positive step," since it was prone to crashes. However it added that the process was painful for players as it meant that all the saved games will have to be deleted by an update.

Batman: Arkham Origins, Warner Bros' upcoming game will not be coming to Games for Windows Live.

BioShock 2 players too have lost their saved files when the game was removed.