GOG Returns To Its roots!

GOG was an acronym for a specific term, and that’s what the DRM-free digital games store (owned by CD Projekt) wants to revisit.


In 2012, Good Old Games renamed itself GOG, and that’s when it started selling fresher, new games, while the store promised to maintain DRM-free distribution and not to price games locally. Indeed, the store continued to add older titles to its catalogue, emphasising more recent releases (although this would require publishers and developers to forgo the Denuvo DRM that requires ‘calling home’, for example).

CD Projekt announced on GOG that they have a plan to return to their classic roots. It doesn’t mean that GOG, for example, will revert to its old name. It will remain what it is. Nor should we hope that fresh releases will disappear from the store’s interface en bloc. The aim now will be to give classic games more visibility, and the first step is reviving the Good Old Games concept. To this end, there is a new Good Old Games tab, where more than five hundred games (released at least ten years ago and considered classics) can be found.

A few examples of what you can find here are Planescape: Torment, Heroes of Might and Magic 3, The Curse of Monkey Island, Theme Hospital, System Shock 2, Blade Runner, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout: New Vegas, but there are plenty more, just to name a few. There are also the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, and we could go on and on. Time is flying by fast, so we can also recognise some titles that we thought were fresher…

This move starts GOG‘s mission to make classic games easier to see and discover. So we have the starting point, but we have no idea what the next step might be, and we are not even too confident to guess, as we have no idea what the Poles might have in mind for the next phase of the process.

Source: PCGamer

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