People seem to be missing the point here. GOG.com is not selling Epic games directly. It's unlikely you will ever see Epic games or Steam games, whatever directly here on GOG.com. GOG.com is and will still be DRM free with this announcement. GOG has not given up on being DRM Free. This is a Galaxy feature.
Galaxy 2.0 is not like Steam, it's not a store front for GOG games directly like Steam is directly a store front for Valve... it's a universal launcher that is meant to unite PC launchers that also happens to sell GOG games that is developed by GOG. You can even tell that based on the fact you can completely disable the GOG.com store in Galaxy 2.0 and use it purely as a launcher. Would Valve do that? No. This is simply an extension to the goal.
As usual, this community does not take change well... I think this is generally a good thing and a step in the right direction that will benefit GOG users in the long run by making more people aware of GOG and getting people to buy PC games regardless of storefront breaking a large share stranglehold that Steam has had for a long time.
This changes nothing about GOG.com itself. So the doom and gloom is a little thick. Just my 2 cents....
First of all, Thank You for the clarification.
I can see the intent behind it better now, but I'm still questioning it somewhat.
Is this meant only for people who already use EGS (and other clients) to use GOG more?
If that is the case, then maybe I could see some people also
buy stuff on Galaxy..
However, I also hear lots of complaints about Galaxy still, and everyone who uses Epic probably uses Steam, and from what I've seen many say, they still think steam is best client out there.
Given the lack or lateness of updates, achievements and friends..and all other stuff client users care about (I wouldn't know), why would they use Galaxy instead of Steam?
Maybe you can replace the, from what I've heard, crappy EGS store/client, but not many others.
One more thing, if EGS have better sales and deals on a game on both stores, why would buyers chose GOG over EGS?
Why would devs release DRM-free offline installers and stand-alone patches on GOG when they can already access the userbase via Galaxy?
I do wish GOG all the best, as long as they maintain their core value of DRM-free offline installers and standalone patches.