According to an update on Microsoft’s Age of Empires Online support page that has since been deleted, the company is shutting down Games for Windows Live services July 1, 2014, Polygon reports.
“Games for Windows Live will be discontinued on July 1, 2014,” the now-deleted post read. “Although it is available through Steam, Age of Empires Online requires features of the Games for Windows Live service. You can continue to enjoy all the features of Age of Empires Online as the service will remain 100% operational until July 1, 2014 when the server will shut down.”
This news follows Microsoft’s announcement last week that the PC Marketplace on Xbox.com will shut down later this week, on August 22.