What you need to know
- GOG announces a refreshed GOG Galaxy client with version 2.0.
- You'll be able to connect all your accounts and import everything from other platforms.
- Have all your games in a single location with the ability to chat to all your friends.
I was beside gamers who complained about more platforms and storefronts being launched by everyone within the industry, further adding to the difficulty to play with friends and create a healthy community. It seems as though the folks at GOG are on the same page as they've been hard at work on GOG Galaxy 2.0, which sounds like it's going to be what we need right now by bringing everyone together.
It's an issue Managing Director at GOG, Piotr Karwowski understands all too well. "As gamers, we need to juggle between multiple clients to access our games and see what our friends are playing. We believe gamers deserve a better experience, and this became the driving force to redefine GOG GALAXY client. GOG GALAXY 2.0 is designed for all gamers and extends well beyond existing GOG users, into both PC and console platforms."
With GOG Galaxy 2.0, gamers will be able to connect their account with other platforms, importing all their games into a single library collection. Not only that, but it'll be possible to view the activity and status of friends across different platforms too. It's a crazy thought, being able to install, launch and manage games from a single location.
The client will cater to those who enjoy being a little social too by opening up communication channels with all your added friends, and the best part is GOG reiterates that it's not "spying on data from your computer." You can register to try the beta or wait until the public release is pushed out to existing GOG Galaxy users.
GOG was traditionally viewed as a niche platform, but now CD Projekt is wanting to expand its store to become the one platform PC gamers to use, regardless of where their games are purchased from.
Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
Apologies for the profanity, but CD Projekt are ******* incredible. They are masters at customer satisfaction.
Absolutely fantastic. I'll be especially pleased to see all the Steam, Occulus and WMR games under one roof and in one launcher. Let's hope for some native GOG VR content coming along too. This is a major development. Plus, we won't have to fill our PCs with all these clients, we can just install GOG and go!
If they still don't have regional pricing it will be worthless
But GoG does have regional pricing, in fact for me it was the first major site to offer regional pricing.
Great, I hope we won't have to launch other platforms in the background though
I dont think without launching other platforms it will be a possibility
Awesome news. Still one of the best online stores albeit underappreciated.
Literally one of the main reasons to use GOG, is that you don't have to use a launcher. But good to see them spending the effort for those that do the online thing, or like to have some kind of central catalogue. And good they have plans, I'm rooting for them.
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