Friends, why all this negativity? If you don't like DRM games — it's totally fine, don't buy them or don't add them to your Galaxy! Simple as that. But there is no need to be religious about it, and to take it out on GOG for giving you options
The fact of the matter is that gaming industry has changed a lot
in the past decade. 29 of 30 modern games that I own are not available on GOG. Main titles simply don't get released DRM-free any more. So you must purchase them somewhere else, and considering the price the best store is often EPIC. This is simply the current reality. And in this reality GOG must somehow survive in order to be able to give you a choice
. How will GOG even survive if you spend your money in other stores? And if GOG is gone, what choice will you have? Think about that for a second ;-)
I don't believe for a moment that there are more than 10 people here on the forum who have never purchased a DRM-locked game. Since everyone here has supported DRM-stores at some point (and 99% of the community probably does this on a regular basis), that money could just as well have been channeled through GOG to support their philosophy. So don't be a hypocrite, and don't act like someone has taken your favorite toy from you ;-) Grow up!
If you like GOG, show them a little bit of support, or at least
try to understand why certain decisions are made and why certain changes are introduced to the platform. On the flipside, I agree with the community that GOG could have communicated this in a better way. And I'm sure they will, once the new project exits the beta phase.
It's the blatant lie, that Buying games from other stores through, GOG site, or Galaxy is a feature GOG users have been requesting this the most, when by a country mile it is 1st LINUX, 3rd LINUX, 8th LINUX, 19th LINUX, 40th LINUX, 46th LINUX, 48th LINUX
All Wishes, Completed hidden
+33,582 Release the GOG Galaxy client for linux
(Total Galaxy on Linux 59,945 = 33,582+12,489+6,743+3,506+1,407+1,199+1,019)
+16,145 64bit GoG Galaxy
I've gone down that Wishlist to
+90 Add option to disable creating shortcuts
Nobody wants the option, but GOG.
Nobody wishlisted the option
Let me lay my position on the table.
I detest all Store Clients, but though I will never use Galaxy, I welcomed it's arrival, as devs stopped adding Network Clients to there multiplayer games/Modes. How effed up is that, that games intended for online play, lack the vital component it requires.
Not GOGs Doing, it's indirectly Steam's doing, but directly it's the consoles charging for Network Client Support, that forced devs to hand the Network Client off to the console, or get no console release.
GOG gives me the option to NOT use Galaxy, and I still take that no Galaxy choice.
Damn right I buy games on Steam with DRM, but WTF has that got to do with the price of milk. I don't WANT to buy my games from Steam directly, never mind by GOG proxy.
I want the released on GOG with Offline installers. While my GOG Library is now over 400 games, my Steam Library has shrunk from well over 200 games, to hovering around 100, and it has been as low as 80 a few years back, most are games that are unlikely to get a GOG release, and the rest, who knows when.
Took 11 years for Skyrim to reach GOG, 7 years for Metro Series.
That's the biggest issue, not just waiting for the undeclared Steam Exclusive period to end, but never knowing if it will ever end.
A few games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, got a GOG release a few months after Steam, hell I've seen publishers (Deep Silver with Metro:exodus) say they have no GOG release plans, when the Steam version released, then we get it on GOG just 3 months later.
I've never understood this one client to rule them all garbage, that just means two clients running in background for those games.
I don't even want one of the buggers running when I play my games. I want the game on GOG, The whole game on GOG, and nothing but the game on GOG.
So help me GOG, get these games only ON GOG.