And since we can't see into the future we just have to wait and see what the real outcome will be. :D
I suspect corporates are starting to sense that the world view is changing toward sustainable solutions, and they're trying to grab whatever cash they can now before those changes come sweeping in.
Forced product obsolescence, of which DRM is a part, is going to become a big NO-NO in the future, and that future may be arriving a lot sooner than any of us ever expected.
The cynic, skeptic, and logical me doubt that very much..
I mean, I hope it's true, fervently, but I wont act like it is, and it is still no excuse for supporting DRM or acting like it doesn't matter in the future.
I saw steam for what is was right at the beginning, and refused to have anything to do with it.
I've kept that principle and promise. I haven't touched any of the other DRM launchers and stores either.
GOG is the only place I've put my trust and money in.. They've lost some of that trust with this move, but until they shut down DRM-free games and downloadable offline installers and stand-alone patches, I'll keep buying.
That change is upon us now though. Like it's been said repeatedly here, new games that could have come here DRM-free, will be very late, or not come at all. Since they can still reach that "majority" of GOG users.
I'm also hugely against data-gathering, which tencent do.
I like my privacy thank you very much.
I also don't want to support the CCP either..