GOG Release Planned?

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Doomdog19
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GOG Release Planned?

Post by Doomdog19 » Thu, 28. Jun 18, 21:32

Hello, I tried using the Search Function to see if I asked this already but don't think I did or maybe I'm blind. Are there talks of maybe a GOG release coming out on day one?

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Post by CBJ » Thu, 28. Jun 18, 21:42

I couldn't find a specific answer on this either. However there was an answer to a slightly different question which probably applies to GOG too.
The FAQ sticky thread wrote:Will there be a box with CD release of the game? Even if I have to order it online and have it delivered, I'd rather have a CD with the full game.
Too early to say for certain but I would expect a similar release to XR, with boxed versions and through an online platform. Keep in mind that there is a NoSteam EXE for XR.
In the case of GOG the pattern for XR was that we did release on GOG but not on day one.

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Post by Simpelton » Thu, 28. Jun 18, 22:43

I wouldn't worry about it. There are very few reasons NOT to release a game on as many online platforms as you can, and with the noise-to-signal ratio so high on Steam, GOG has been making a very strong push as a competing online games marketplace -- too strong to ignore lightly.

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Re: GOG Release Planned?

Post by adeine » Thu, 28. Jun 18, 23:31

Doomdog19 wrote:Hello, I tried using the Search Function to see if I asked this already but don't think I did or maybe I'm blind.
Not sure, but this is the last time this was discussed.

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Post by Skeeter » Thu, 28. Jun 18, 23:39

Least it's not a Windows store exclusive lol then no one would buy it.
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Post by MrFiction » Fri, 29. Jun 18, 11:47

I only buy games without DRM, so Steam exclusives are a no buy for me.

The Witcher 3 has taught us that a customer centric, DRM free, day one, GoG release can be highly profitable for the software company!

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Post by adeine » Fri, 29. Jun 18, 12:03

MrFiction wrote:I only buy games without DRM, so Steam exclusives are a no buy for me.

The Witcher 3 has taught us that a customer centric, DRM free, day one, GoG release can be highly profitable for the software company!
Especially in days where releases on Steam are drowned in asset flips and shovelware, GoG actually affords some visibility to prominent releases like this. Exactly why a lot of indie devs have abandoned PC in favour of the Switch.

Turns out curating your store and not endorsing edgelord trash might actually be a viable business model!

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Post by CBJ » Fri, 29. Jun 18, 12:39

This is quickly heading down the route of discussing copy protection, which invariably ends up with someone incriminating themselves. The OP's question has been answered as well as it can be for now, and we don't need another 200 page thread about Steam, so I'm going to lock it now as a preemptive measure.

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