GOG.com Unveils Site Redesign and DRM-Free Movies
When GOG.com was first introduced, it was a service that preserved PC gaming classics. Eventually, it expanded it’s services to include DRM-free versions of current indie titles. Now GOG.com is moving into another new territory: full-length movies.
And of course being GOG.com, those will naturally be DRM-free as well.
GOG.com’s movie collection will be largely focused on gaming and Internet culture, including films like Indie Game: The Movie or Once Upon Atari. Each movie will be priced at $5.99, with the current exception of Indie Game: The Movie’s Special Edition at $15. Purchased movies can either be downloaded or streamed through the GOG.com website, and will include bonus goodies just like purchasable games. Presumably the upcoming GOG client will allow for movie streaming as well.
On top of that, GOG.com has given its website a significant revamp, streamlining its design for both PCs and mobile devices. New payment options have been added (Sofort, Giropay, Webmoney, and Yandex) as well as the ability to refund games for store credit.
Unfortunately, it’s not all good news and new services; GOG.com is also retiring 30 games from its library, including the Gothic, Spellforce, and Desperado collections. On the plus side, these games are being discounted for the next five days before they’re pulled, giving you a few new games to play as you wait for new movie releases.