Good Previous Video games is taking over Steam with an (non-compulsory) PC service of its personal

Good Old Games is taking on Steam with an (optional) PC service of its own

Anybody who’s ever purchased a recreation on Steam or Origin is accustomed to the idea of a desktop shopper, however what if managing your recreation library via a bit of software program was merely an choice as an alternative of a necessity? That is the query Good Previous Video games is exploring: the retro PC recreation vendor simply introduced GOG Galaxy: a brand new PC gaming platform that guarantees to offer clients with auto-updating software program, a participant communication portal and the power to play multiplayer video games with each GOG Galaxy buddies and customers on different platforms. Oh, and like every little thing else in GOG’s library, the shopper and each recreation that makes use of will probably be utterly DRM free.

GOG touts the brand new platform as utterly optionally available. In contrast to Valve’s Steam platform, you will not have to be on-line to launch or play your video games, and you do not even want to make use of it in case you favor downloading video games from the corporate’s web site — however there are a few restrictions. Naturally, players who need to play on-line will have to be related, and monitoring achievements or chatting with pals will in fact require a profile, however the firm stresses that these aren’t obligatory options. You will by no means want it to play your video games, however, if you’d like it, it is coming.

Nevertheless, whereas Origin and Steam are the place to go for contemporary video games on launch day, GOG primarily homes older titles. If you wish to play the likes of Dragon Age: Inquisition or Civilization: Past Earth on PC on day one, you will virtually assuredly have to make use of a platform aside from Galaxy. Take a look at the teaser video under and keep tuned: GOG says it’s going to announce extra particulars later this yr.

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