While it is good that the game is removed, I am frankly disappointed in the response from some of you here. I don't think we can just "file this one away", as it were, without more information. While I understand we are not going to get access to corporate negotiations, etc, there are other answers we theoretically should be able to have and that some of us need in order to feel comfortable spending money here. How did the game get to be here in the first place?
We need to keep pressing GOG for an answer to this question as it directly bears on where they are going in terms of a DRMed direction or not. How do we know our existing games won't be "improved" in updates with "innovative" "evolved" features such as online requirements?
I have asked multiple times in these topics and even made my own thread. Has anyone noticed nowhere in GOG's response did it specifically mention the phrase "DRM-free," let alone "offline installer"?
I feel this isn't just a coincidence.
1) Is it not obvious? Hitman was willing to outright lie about what it held back behind the online mode even in the store page. do you think they were honest with GoG? No, of course not. Stop letting IO scapegoat GoG, they are clearly the lazy assholes who abused a loophole here. Besides, any explanation into what lead to this would involve speaking for IOs actions, which GoG is wise not to do.
2)When did anyone mention "improved" "innovative" or "evolved" in anything? Even I've only defended them in multiplayer games or user-generated content like Spore. GoG has never used those words at all, nor has anyone in this thread. Don't try to strawman people with things that were, not, said.
3) Why would GoG mention the words "DRM-free" or "offline installer." An installer wouldn't mean shit, the online requirements weren't because of an installer last I checked. and it was DRM-free, so much as GoG was informed. IO lied to them and the customer. Even when IO put on the store it had online requirements it still try to hide what it was locking and outright didn't even mention major ones. Why are you insistent on trying to add subjects that were never part of the discussion.