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.