No need for online check-ins with new GOG Galaxy client

GOG Galaxy Screen 1

Last night Polish developer of The Witcher games, CD Projekt RED, and their DRM-free e-tailer GOG.com, made some announcements.

GOG.com is a DRM-free website specialising mainly in classic games of years gone by. It does have a fair amount of releases from recent years too however, and you should totally check it out... now. As the retail arm of Polish games developer CD Projekt RED, it joined them at their Summer Conference which was livestreamed last night. During the conference GOG.com announced a new service called GOG Galaxy.

GOG Galaxy is an ‘optional client’ which sounds similar to the likes of Steam or Origin, where you can buy games, update them automatically, and play with friends online. The difference with Galaxy is that it’s optional, meaning you don’t need the client to play your games; there’s no online check-in system like other clients have, and if you want to manually download updates for your games you can.

An interesting feature is ‘Cross-Play’, which allows Galaxy users to play multiplayer games with friends using other platforms. Have a look at the trailer for GOG Galaxy below, and let us know what you think.

 

 

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