I'm interpreting "bringing this topic to our attention" and "we're looking into it" to mean an honest mistake or error in judgement that caught you off guard and needed to be pointed out.
But if that's the case and there seem to be game updates without changelogs, how do I know I'm not updating other games into always online requirements that need to be brought to your attention, after the refund period to boot? How's this supposed to work going forward?
Isn't it also bad for every other developer here legitimately trying to adhere to DRM-free, as well?
i slept on this and you're absolutely right.
now there's no clear cut answer to a given developer for what "drm-free" even looks like.
it creates complete confusion everywhere along the chain.
good going, gog!
DRM-FREE to me is when a game doesn't have any garbage required to play/run. I can be offline, install the game-files offline, and go.
This means no typical DRM junk (SafeDisc, StarForce, Tages, Securom, Denuvo, ) and no client-app stuff (UPlay, Steam, Galaxy); no phone home crap when I finish a chapter (hey, Might and Magic X, I'm looking at you here); and none of that stuff is required for the content to work.
The game should just work, once I have the game-files and installed the game. THE END. PERIOD.
So, this includes all single-player content - content that I can play all by myself and NOT need any other players to work with to progress in the game.
Yes, this also includes ALL DLC's and Expansions that have single-player offline content.
And yes, in Hitman 1's case - that means everything for us probably should be unlocked that ships w/ the game, straight-up. Elusive Targets, Escalation Mission, Story Mode, all the progression stuff in Story Mode, etc etc.
The only time I should have to access IO's servers for online is actually trying to download new user-made content to download to actually get that stuff - which means once I want to boot any of that content once I go offline, that stuff should work while I'm OFFLINE.
I shouldn't need to phone home online or be online at all, to play any single-player style content that I should be able to play all by lonesome self.