Can't teach an old GOG new tricks apparently. They obviously don't seem to trust their publishing partners to update their own products and that will just make things worse around here.
This is just par for the course at this point, as is their "we are listening" shtick. Things are never going to change unless they get a proper community liaison between GOG and the community to smoothen things out.
Then they would still have to make an active effort to change their ways and stop being so draconian internally. All their actions and to the point in-actions have been doing as of late has been hurting the customers in the end. Nothing like pissing away years of built up trust by pure incompetency and laziness.
They would also have to start hiring externally. I have a guess on the cards there's an element in the building (taxation aside) that is preventing them from implementing this and a remote work policy, seeing as every potential application to GOG is ruined by one line: "The hired individual will need to work in-house, in our office based in Warsaw, Poland." Even the new applications which should address, "Yes! We are in a pandemic! Remote work will be first priority."
In careful wording, someone
high up at GOG does not want to deal with "Internationals", is my thought at this point. Which is great, when most of the world views Poland as a negative in terms of prospects.
(That and picking LA as an external office location was a pretty stupid idea. Up there with Chucklefish moving to London.)
so you go straight from a problem that ONE dev described to pushing the headline that it is categorically GOG's fault if games are not up to date?
Trying to apply for a job with the tabloid press by any chance ?
This is the problem with discussions nowadays. First goal is always to maximize agitation.
There is enough evidence internally to more than suggest a credible idea that GOG's processes are pants on head backwards.