Good Old Games Set to Relaunch After PR ‘Hoax’ [UPDATED]
First off, I feel I must say this: my bad. Good Old Games suddenly went down recently, citing of business and technical reasons as the cause…and I bought it. Hook, line, and sinker. Little did I know that I was a victim of clever wordplay.
Good Old Games is thankfully not dead. Far from it, actually. A representative of GOG.com had this to say.
First of all we would like to apologize everyone who felt deceived or harmed in any way by us closing down GOG.com without any warning and without giving access to your games. We apologize for that from the bottom of our hearts!
Now it’s time we put an end to all the speculations once and for all. It’s true that we decided that we couldn’t keep GOG.com the way it was… so we won’t. As you probably know by now, GOG.com is entering its new era with an end of the two-years beta stage and we’re launching a brand new GOG.com with new, huge releases.
The new GOG.com will launch at 8.00 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. CET). Later today we’ll provide you here with 4 videos where you’ll find all needed information about the current events, as well as news on the new GOG.com, the upcoming big releases and the summary of the last two years.
New, huge releases? Something about this line worries me. Could GOG be trying to compete in the digital distribution market dominated by Steam by releasing current titles through the service? Or could this mean a bigger emphasis on regular content releases? While we don’t know this for sure yet, GOG has promised a set of videos throughout the day. Keep your browsers turned to this post, as updates will be made as the videos are made public.
UPDATE #1: 98% of the internal code of GOG has been updated. The new website looks slicker so far, but nothing I’d imagine will wow existing customers.
UPDATE #2: Baldur’s Gate and expansion Tales of the Sword Coast confirmed as relaunch title bundle at $9.99. The relaunch is sounding better already!