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CD Projekt‘s GOG has been a fantastic alternative for gamers who want to experience DRM-free games. While the introduction of their desktop launcher made it a bit more of a pain to download their individual installers, it has vastly improved since launch. Now, with the launch of GOG Galaxy 2.0, GOG aims to be a place for all of your game launchers.
With the introduction of 2.0, gamers will be able to launch any installed game from the service: Steam, Windows Store, Battle.net, UPlay, Epic, Origin. It even supports Steam and Xbox Live achievements. Somehow, GOG also has implemented console titles for Xbox One and PS4, but they’ll obviously have to be booted up through the console hardware.
The service does support both cloud saves and automatic updates, as long as the original clients are open. GOG is currently working on cross-platform chat features and a friends list that combines each client.
GOG will also be adding library functions which will allow you to import your own backgrounds or game covers, just like with emulation libraries. It’ll go a long way to making your library feel beautiful and unique, even with Steam’s upcoming revamp on the way.
Beta invites are going out this instance, but they are on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to sign up, you can right here.
GOG Galaxy 2.0, allegedly, doesn’t share any of your information with third-parties. You can even delete any data from GOG’s servers instantly by clicking a button. Good stuff.