That "most requested new feature" claim was debunked in about 5 minutes on the other thread. Unless there's some niche where an army of new Galaxy 2.0 users are demanding the ability to buy DRM'd non-GOG games via Galaxy, then sending in that one feature request to GOG HQ via physical mail, morse code, carrier pigeon, telegram, fax or telephone without ever using the feature wishlist, I cannot figure out why GOG would lie about something so easily disproven just by quoting their own wishlist ordered by votes...
Maybe.... it was/is very high on the Epic wishlist, because their store is so bad? ;-)
Who am I kidding, GOG management have lost their mind. I can literally see no gain by this.
Who wants to buy games from Epic, can do so there, esp. since their client has to run anyways to install and run the games.
Who wants to buy games from Epic will also want to see all they have, not just a "few select" titles.
Until a few weeks ago I would have bet that this is a joke. Sadly it now looks like the inevitable continuation of the Galaxy strategy...
What "strategy"? I could understand the unified library - esp. with the good timing when many Steam users were unhappy with the redesign. Brings more Non-GOG-users to GOG, makes them aware, that GOG is an option too to buy games. Maybe teaches them a thing about what DRM-free is about, and why it's preferable. Made a lot of sense.
And now they essentially put the axe to that.
If GOG becomes another Steam/Epic/Whatnot reseller, I'm out.