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Xfire Client is shutting down

Postby -Drag- » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:26

In 2003, Xfire released the Xfire Client, the first product to bring the outside world into your games. Since its humble beginnings as a simple chat client it has steadily grown to enable users to take screenshots, videos, and live broadcasts and share them on the Xfire Social Website. Attracting over 24 million users into a healthy and vibrant community, it set the standard for the socialization of PC Games.

We’ve also seen esports grow from small LAN Parties into a maturing industry. Esports has the potential to grow as large as its real world counterpart, and at Xfire, we want to be a part of that. For this reason, we have decided to sunset the Xfire Client and the social site so we can focus our efforts on The Xfire Tournament Platform. This hasn’t been an easy decision. We have a lot of loyal users and we know many of you will be disappointed by the loss of the client and community. But we feel that we are well positioned to make a significant impact in bringing the exhilaration of esports from the pros to the masses, and we can’t do that effectively while also maintaining the client and social website.

We understand that a lot of our users are attached to the screen shots and videos that were uploaded to your profiles and we want to make sure you don’t lose them. If you’d like to recover them, you can do so using the form below.


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Re: Xfire Client is shutting down

Postby warren-the-ape » Sun Jun 14, 2015 14:17

Jup, the end of another era :P Strange reason though, xfire tournament platform.. that'll work for sure :D

At least the client is still working, for now.

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Re: Xfire Client is shutting down

Postby DMG_Kowi » Sun Jun 14, 2015 14:28

I've never really used x-fire. But now I think it will be hard for them to compete with Steam for example. Already some games (CS:GO. Dirty Bomb) are nicely integrated with Steam, allow playing with friends, matchmaking and etc.

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