This has such a negative sound to it.
Sorry, I didn't realise this might come off sounding like I'm ridiculing people who ask for proper updates on GOG. I was using the term "pestering" ironically because that's what certain developers think we're doing when we ask for equal treatment. I've recently had a community person on a Discord tell me that the "minor improvements" of recent Steam patches for a game "don't warrant an update to other platforms". And then they kindly explained to little old me that "as with most games and products, buying different versions, even for the same price, often results in slight variances." So maybe I was in a bit of a cynical mood when I used the term "pestering" and I apologize. Though those quotes should be proof enough to show that some developers don't even think that selling their product on a specific store means they have a responsibility to their customers on that store.
DoctorGOGgles: Yoku's Island Express received an update on Steam on September 2
. This update introduces a new game mode. GOG setup was last updated in 2018...
Just read this on the Team17 Discord: "Unfortunately the randomizer update is only available for Steam and Epic. There are currently no plans to release on GOG". So off to the list with that game I guess...
As it's even surprising at this point but anyone who buys from Team 17 and knows from their past games here deserve what they get because they are one of the biggest repeat offenders and a few tiny examples includes:
I wonder how much that depends on Team 17 and how much on the studio themselves. Just from taking a quick glance, I'm fairly sure both Blasphemous and Greak - Memories of Azur have so far received updates on time. Certainly major content updates and patches.
One way or another, I guess Team 17 should also go on our hypothetical blacklist, then. And to be honest, it might not be a bad idea to make that blacklist a reality at some point. Just from looking at the list of games we have right now, I can see 5 Team17 titles with 7 issues listed in total. And if you're just looking at that list as a newcomer to GOG, I don't think that screams "this publisher is known to be unreliable".
EDIT: Thinking about it, it probably wouldn't hurt to have a list of known reliable publishers as well. Again, just for people who are new to GOG and need some easy-to-follow guidance based on the knowledge of more experienced users.