I thought I might chime in again after doing some thinking. Besides having to work on more important things in my life (earning money to pay off college loans mostly), I'm cautious about spending too much more time on this right now until we see more evidence that this thread is useful.
While keeping in mind obvious NDAs and whatnot, I'd like to hear something
back about the Max Design
games and Paul Turbett
titles, the curiosity tweets that started it all. http://www.gog.com/forum/general/games_that_are_unofficially_confirmed_for_release_in_the_future/post323
Moreso, I'm waiting to see if we get more abandonware classics - 1990s games - from current publishers we have aboard. I rattled off quite a few - I think the many are good games worth re-releasing - in this thread that theoretically could be brought (minus internal copyright/legal issues we don't know about) from current publishers. Again, there are obvious NDAs involved, but as far as I know we haven't seen any classic releases from big publishers (other than EA and, if they are big, Anumen) in months. My hope is that will change next year, but I'm cautious about it at the moment.
Now I do not want to sound ungrateful for what classics we have been getting. (Heck, I was gifted a free copy of Heretic Kingdoms by GOG/Turnipslayerr.)
The GOG staff are great people, and Turnipslayerr has been especially kind in allowing me to bombard him at times with emails about potential games that could come.
But GOG is still ultimately a business, and right now I'm unsure as to GOG's future plans. Are they wanting to avoid working with big publishers in the coming years? Or is the problem with the publishers themselves? Is GOG trying to slowly
remove what they started out doing and become a store that focuses on indies? (I was told otherwise, of course, but I'm wondering long-term.) Are they trying to compete more with Steam, becoming known as a DRM-free Steam? We heard there would be "big plans" for 2014 in a recent article, but I wonder if "big things" leans more towards new games - like Witcher 3 - than classics. Where is the new publisher we were suppose to get this fall? What about the Fallout games? Etc. etc.
But again, this is just me. :) Anybody that wants to is of course welcome to continue to research game rights, and I will probably still post in here and occasionally email Turnip. Hopefully my questions will be answered in the coming months.