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Mjauv: ...and hopefully they will succeed. Anything that draws customers to GOG is good as it makes it easier to attract other companies to offer games DRM-free
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nightcraw1er.488: And once they have their online only cash stream there will be no point offering drm free. Why waste some of those lovely microtransaction loots providing crippled badly made offline installers for a tiny percentage of users. Logically, as Ubisoft, R* etc. have all done, they simply focus all their effort on the main money stream and ignore anything else, been proved time and time again, will be no different here.
I'd wager that CDPR has zero interest in loosing their customers base and I do truly believe that a Cyberpunk online can co-exist with DRM-free games. Right now we haven't had any interestinf released on GOG for quite a while so anything that draws more customers is needed.
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nightcraw1er.488: And once they have their online only cash stream there will be no point offering drm free. Why waste some of those lovely microtransaction loots providing crippled badly made offline installers for a tiny percentage of users. Logically, as Ubisoft, R* etc. have all done, they simply focus all their effort on the main money stream and ignore anything else, been proved time and time again, will be no different here.
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Mjauv: I'd wager that CDPR has zero interest in loosing their customers base and I do truly believe that a Cyberpunk online can co-exist with DRM-free games. Right now we haven't had any interestinf released on GOG for quite a while so anything that draws more customers is needed.
This “we don’t have anything interesting” comes up every month or so. The thing is they have released a lot (considering it’s holidays too), fact you don’t find it interesting is by the by. Personally I have not seen anything that would even go on my wishlist either. But they are still pushing new stuff out. As for CDPR losing customer base, they mostly have, all these attempts to get more customers has pushed out the old customer base, and it hasn’t got them anywhere. They get a lot of refistrations, people buy a game or two (Witcher or cyberpunk) and then go back to steam for cheaper prices, better setup, and bigger library. Gog cannot compete with steam and epic on library and prices (simply put the others can give things away, and don’t care about devs drm policies). They need to compete on the one and only selling point drm/online gated/online only/etc. free games. But there likely isn’t enough money in that.
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Mjauv: I'd wager that CDPR has zero interest in loosing their customers base and I do truly believe that a Cyberpunk online can co-exist with DRM-free games. Right now we haven't had any interestinf released on GOG for quite a while so anything that draws more customers is needed.
Then with all due respect you haven't been paying attention. Many people consider Cyberpunk (CDPR flagship game) to be a massive disappointment. Many customers on GOG are boycotting; some reducing spending drastically, and others ceasing to spend any money here for years...which you can ask these folks directly and they will tell you it's because of GOG's direction. If GOG wants to retain (never mind gain) customers, this is an issue.

You are certainly entitled to your "belief" that a Cyberpunk online can co-exist with DRM-free games (though at minimum this is to admit the store would have to be partially DRMed, not fully DRM-free but on a game-by-game basis). I must ask if another "belief" of yours is "Rockstar has been feverishly at work on singleplayer GTA V DLC all these years." Seems to me they lost any interest they may have had once Online started generating money.

I am not here because I want a corporation to generate money. I am here for DRM-free gaming. You won't hear about it, but Rockstar despite gaining many more customers drove off numerous old customers with their insane hyperfocus on "online at the expense of singleplayer." People could tell, years ago, that GTA V paled comparatively to previous games in terms of singleplayer content and it was notable that many fun/desired activities were online-gated.

So even if CDPR got a huge new customer base they wanted of "Fortnite kids" or whatever by DRMing things, I would not view this as a positive; I would be done with GOG and probably root for them to go out of business. The funny part in all this is that GOG has a much better shot of competing if they stick to their niche of DRM-free (blue ocean) instead of trying to compete with bigger, badder sharks (and their accompanying Shark cards, lol) (red ocean).