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GOG.com Announces Optional Client

At the CD Projekt RED & GOG.com Summer Conference today, GOG.com announced GOG Galaxy, a new platform for the DRM-free game store. This video explains how this entirely optional client will work, which is based on their focus on freedom of choice, saying this will allow GOG.com and Steam players to game together. Here's word:

During the CD PROJEKT RED and GOG.com Summer Conference, GOG.com ushered in a new era of DRM-free gaming with the announcement of GOG Galaxy, its brand new technology that places unparalleled freedom over online play and connectivity back in the hands of gamers. With this an entirely optional platform, players can dive into online multiplayer portions of their favorite games, while enjoying single-player anytime they please without needing an internet connection. GOG Galaxy is designed to be a platform-agnostic online solution, allowing GOG.com and Steam players -- with more platforms to be added in the future -- to game together. An optional client will be introduced later this year to allow for easy game updating, and GOG.com has already begun working with developers to implement the technology in their games.

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