Good Old Games Catalogue Expands to Include New, Newish Games
Late last year, we reported that Good Old Games would begin to offer new indie titles, in addition to the awesome old games it already provides. Four months later, that time has finally come. Today, in an interview published on GameSpot, GOG managing director Guillaume Rambourg and CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski detailed some of the changes that will take place tomorrow, March 27th, at 9 a.m. GMT.
First and foremost, the site is changing its name to simply “GOG,” to reflect the fact that it will now be offering newer games. These will include indie titles like Trine and The Whispered World, which will be available tomorrow, as well as Machinarium, Darwinia, and Spacechem, which will arrive in the near future.
GOG also plans to offer AAA titles that are 1-3 years old, along with a few “carefully chosen” new releases. More than anything, however, the site deserves credit for its principled business model. GOG is committed to providing all its games DRM-free, in order to demonstrate their worth. “Treat gamers like customers instead of criminals,” Iwinski points out, “and you’ll go an even longer way towards showing them that your game is worth buying.”
Games will also be available at a uniform price, which means that European gamers will no longer have to shell out fifty euros for a game that costs fifty dollars stateside — an unfair model currently in place at other digital distribution sites. Throughout the interview, Rambourg and Iwinski provide a sensible, gamer-friendly perspective when it comes to divisive business issues.
All the more reason, then to spend some money at the new GOG when it launches tomorrow. If you’re looking for ideas, check out Game Front contributor Jim Sterling’s recent series of articles on classic games available via GOG: