... It is not as simple as you might think. GOG only has a limited amount of ressources available. And I want GOG to put those into getting the classics back.Let's just take one aspect of the whole GOG going to new frontiers business. The licencing. ...
Everything is always limited but doesn't have to be constant. If the addition of newer games turns out to be profitable than their resources automatically expand accordingly, don't they? If everything goes well this could even mean that the resources going into old classic games are increased as a side effect. Wouldn't you like that?
On the other it could turn out a disaster in which case it would hurt GOG, but since GOG is profitable itself from the old games alone, I think they can dare an adventure. After all, if they grow, since the marginal costs of offering a new game are so small, the business scales very favorably. On the other hand, if they don't grow, there is the risk that a bigger player like Steam just ruins them some day.
Of course it's a change. The biggest problem for me will be that the name GOG will not be perfect anymore. So people looking for only older games will maybe be the minority some day...
But selling games online worldwide is like looking for gold nuggets in California 200 years ago. I cannot condemn GOG for trying to cut off a big slice of the cake.
I believe them that their philosophy will always remain to hunt for rare, old gems, because that's where they started and that's what they were loved for.