Good Old Games Adding Good New Games

GOG.com announces plans to expand their DRM-free offerings with newer games. "GOG.com has been performing very well the last three years, as we've mentioned previously both at CD Projekt conferences and at venues like the London Games Conference last week," GOG.com Managing Director Guillaume Rambourg told a gathering of investors and journalists. "We have an audacious plan for the next two years to continue GOG.com's success story, and that depends on three things." Here's word on their plans:
"First, we will be adding newer games into the catalog in 2012. Traditionally, GOG.com has looked for great classics that are three years old or older. We will continue to add classic games, of course, but we are actively working to sign newer titles now. Of course, these new titles will have to come at a new, higher price point, but our key focus will always be on the same core values that have made GOG.com great so far: completely DRM-free games, flat prices everywhere in the world, and extra content and goodies for our fantastic customers.

"Second, the consistent growth that GOG.com has had since we launched in 2008 has been a great success story. We've been profitable since our first month, and the fact that we've come from nowhere to bring over a million classic gamers to our website every month and over six million games downloaded proves that gamers want an alternative to the usual digital distributors. We want to continue this growth, and we have a plan for this: more than 400 products in our catalog by the end of 2012, combined with new partners, more franchises, and continued improvements to make GOG.com a better website will help us achieve this goal.

"Finally, we want to work closely with ambitious developers and independent publishers who feel a kinship with that 'good old spirit' that GOG.com embodies. Thanks to the commercial success of The Witcher 2 on GOG.com, more and more people realize that our values are universal. They are coming to GOG and asking if we can carry their titles. We’ve made GOG.com the destination for classic PC games, but now is the time to take this to the next level and emerge as the best alternative digital distribution platform for all PC games.”
View : : :
16 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older
16.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 18, 2011, 10:57
Dev
 
16.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 18, 2011, 10:57
Nov 18, 2011, 10:57
 Dev
 
shponglefan wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 22:24:
Seems like the logical step. At some point, they will start running out of good "old" games, so makes sense to start adding newer titles.
Why would they run out of good old games? If they always sell 3+ year old games as they say in that statement, every year there will be another years worth of "old" games to add. I.e. in 2012, they could add games from 2009. In 2013 they could add 2010 games. Its not like games have stopped being developed. If you mean classics from 90's, yeah they would run out, but I don't think they restrict themselves to a certain decade.

They are announcing they will sell stuff newer than 3 years old now.
Jerykk wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 03:06:
The publishers have made most sales at that point anyway, and the cracks have long been out at that point, so really there's nothing to lose.

Unfortunately, publishers aren't that reasonable. If they removed copy-protection once games were cracked, games would only have DRM for approximately one day.

Anyway, if by some miracle GOG manages to get DRM-free versions of new games, I'll gladly give them all my money.
Note that I listed 2 things there, the other part being that they made most of the sales already. Usually that takes at least a month, not just a day

I doubt any publisher would agree to remove after a day, but I don't see any reason not to remove after say a year. However, just because its reasonable, doesn't mean it will happen, I'll agree with you there.
15.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 18, 2011, 09:58
15.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 18, 2011, 09:58
Nov 18, 2011, 09:58
 
I have purchased games from various online (downloadable) stores, and GOG is by far the easiest and most streamlined to use.

They will gladly be the recipient of a portion of my disposable income going forward. (Plus, my wife is Polish. I have an 'in' when buying computer games now..."But Honey, the company is based in Poland!")
Avatar 21430
14.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 18, 2011, 03:06
14.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 18, 2011, 03:06
Nov 18, 2011, 03:06
 
The publishers have made most sales at that point anyway, and the cracks have long been out at that point, so really there's nothing to lose.

Unfortunately, publishers aren't that reasonable. If they removed copy-protection once games were cracked, games would only have DRM for approximately one day.

Anyway, if by some miracle GOG manages to get DRM-free versions of new games, I'll gladly give them all my money.
Avatar 20715
13.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 18, 2011, 00:40
Prez
 
13.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 18, 2011, 00:40
Nov 18, 2011, 00:40
 Prez
 
I'm sure Ubisoft will be among the first to release new DRM-free games on GOG.

Anyway, I figured this was coming. It makes sense to do.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Avatar 17185
12.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 22:24
12.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 22:24
Nov 17, 2011, 22:24
 
Seems like the logical step. At some point, they will start running out of good "old" games, so makes sense to start adding newer titles.
Avatar 54594
11.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 21:37
11.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 21:37
Nov 17, 2011, 21:37
 
You go GOG! I have bought several games already and will pick some more up in the future I am sure...
10.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 21:29
10.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 21:29
Nov 17, 2011, 21:29
 
ldonyo wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 21:23:
I have purchased over 70 games from GoG. Most of them are RPGs such as Fallout 1 & 2, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, Icewind Dale 1& 2 and Planescape: Torment, that I had purchased previously and wanted to play again on Windows 7, but without all of the kluges and workarounds it would take to make that happen using the original CDs. I would be very happy to have the chance to buy newer games from GoG, although I would not be willing to pay more than $19.99 for any single game.

If you're talking about new releases, good luck with that. I imagine the prices will at best be comparable to Steam's. Of course "newer" games doesn't explicitly mean new releases, but from the rest of the text it does seem to imply they will be looking to carry both more new releases and games that are less than 3 years old.
9.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 21:23
9.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 21:23
Nov 17, 2011, 21:23
 
I have purchased over 70 games from GoG. Most of them are RPGs such as Fallout 1 & 2, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, Icewind Dale 1& 2 and Planescape: Torment, that I had purchased previously and wanted to play again on Windows 7, but without all of the kluges and workarounds it would take to make that happen using the original CDs. I would be very happy to have the chance to buy newer games from GoG, although I would not be willing to pay more than $19.99 for any single game.
8.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 20:55
Dev
 
8.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 20:55
Nov 17, 2011, 20:55
 Dev
 
panbient wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 20:05:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 19:13:
I'll be amazed if they can convince publishers to release DRM-free versions of new games.

I'm thinking the newer games will likely be from smaller / independent developers that for whatever reason aren't going through Steam.

Also some games dont have much DRM anyway. Like oblivion or fallout 3, those have a simple disk check that beth could remove to sell them on GoG. Dunno about skyrim, but it wouldn't surprise me if that was light on DRM too.

This could be the push to get publishers to remove DRM after a year, sell it on GoG which specializes in that. The publishers have made most sales at that point anyway, and the cracks have long been out at that point, so really there's nothing to lose.
7.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 20:51
7.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 20:51
Nov 17, 2011, 20:51
 
I am completely on board with this, GOG is like the only other digital distributor that I ever consider buying games from. Beside you know, Indies and stuff.
6.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 20:49
6.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 20:49
Nov 17, 2011, 20:49
 
Mmm

This comment was edited on Nov 18, 2011, 09:50.
Avatar 33376
5.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 20:05
5.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 20:05
Nov 17, 2011, 20:05
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 17, 2011, 19:13:
I'll be amazed if they can convince publishers to release DRM-free versions of new games.

I'm thinking the newer games will likely be from smaller / independent developers that for whatever reason aren't going through Steam.
4.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 19:23
4.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 19:23
Nov 17, 2011, 19:23
 
I don't pirate games, but I definitely don't buy games that require always on DRM or cripple content if you're not online. I'm looking at you, HOMM VI.
Avatar 15151
3.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 19:13
3.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 19:13
Nov 17, 2011, 19:13
 
I'll be amazed if they can convince publishers to release DRM-free versions of new games.
Avatar 20715
2.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 19:05
2.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 19:05
Nov 17, 2011, 19:05
 
Now if they'd add MechWarrior 2 to the list, many of us would be quite happy.
Slow and steady might not win the race at first, until you shoot everyone ahead of you.
1.
 
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games
Nov 17, 2011, 18:53
nin
 
1.
Re: Good Old Games Adding Good New Games Nov 17, 2011, 18:53
Nov 17, 2011, 18:53
 nin
 


Excellent!

16 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older