eventually - through churn - we won't matter anymore.
I agree that this is GOG's strategy, or at least it appears that way. But I am not so sure it's going to work out for GOG.
at this juncture, i certainly hope not.
while i am firm in my belief that they're just going to "do nothing," i think it's also important that we DO in fact keep pushing back. which generally means keeping this particular conversation alive and well [and also making sure that if we find other drm'd games, we keep adding those to the pile of already drm'd games that gog sells and keep talking about those, also.]
There have been forum comments from GOG customers who stated that DRM-free just a nice-to-have for them, and not a priority.
I wonder what percentage of all GOG customers, as opposed to forum posters, feel that way.
i think that particular number keeps growing a little every day.
Personally, I just don't understand why anyone would choose GOG over Steam if DRM-free wasn't important.
Apart from that single issue, I can't see any other factor where Steam doesn't beat GOG easily.
There's no way I'd ever buy a DRM-infested game here. Whatever would be the point?
Makes you wonder why you put up with late releases and cut releases. Buying here a "DRM-Free" game means having to keep an eye out on each darned release to see if you got the update. And now you have to also keep an eye for your game to be actually DRM Free.
for me, at least, i was buying on gog:
a) because it was a bastion of drm-free releases.
b) because it strongly believed in that principle [until gwent, at the very least]
c) because i generally preferred gog's "moral stance" on various issues that were related to that.
sometimes, sure, that meant buying at a higher price, but if i could send the signal that i preferred drm-free to publishers and developers, and have that signal amplified by other people also buying that same version, then my hope was that - even if gog never got /very/ big, at least there'd be a place where i could go to find neat games that didn't also try to hijack my computer.
i'm pretty sure i'm not alone in that boat.
but yes. those are now all problems - all things that we have to take into consideration when buying from gog. and that makes the proposition far less enticing.
while i know the answer is money [because that's all this equation boils down to, really], it surprises me that gog wanted to ACTIVELY do away with the idea of people buying games on a whim.
it's far better for them if i "just know" that the gog version is going to work out better than the steam version, so i keep buying here, but...apparently that's just not true for gog?
here's a thing for some to consider. i personally am not confident they will "now" release 2. as for 3 on gog? are you insane. that, i am willing to bet will not happen (if at all) for several years. but back to my consideration.
assuming ioi and gog are having the conversation i think they're having [which basically amounts to gog telling ioi to just hang in there, this'll all blow over], i think we can safely say that - assuming this venture made money for ioi and gog, we will EVENTUALLY see both 2 and 3 on the store.
it'll just take a while. [so, given that it took five years to get hitman 2016 here, i think you can more-or-less count on hitman 2 + 3 showing up around 2026.]