GOG has recently announced a new updated plan to expand its platform into a universal storefront which would allow gamers and customers to purchase and launch titles from other competing platforms within GOG.
The first partner happens to be Epic Games Store. This would help bring over a number of PC titles to the new store including exclusives such as The Outer Worlds. Epic Games seems to be open to this new idea and we could see more timed-exclusive indie and AAA games on GOG.
Basically GOG aims to become a universal game storefront that will help us buy titles from other stores, apart from being a universal platform as well. This new partnership feature or policy is currently in a closed internal beta test phase, though GOG is working to finalize it. There is no specific release date or ETA given yet.
We don’t have much info on the sales or the exact revenue logistics of this new model but some revenue split deals must have been put into place beforehand. Throughout the internal beta test GOG will be inviting more gamers, expanding the store’s catalog and will also introduce new features. Also it appears that all purchases will be covered by a 30-days refund policy as well as 24/7 online support.
To quote the full press release:
“We created GOG GALAXY 2.0 to give gamers a better way of organizing all their games across multiple gaming platforms into one library. Since its launch, the most requested new feature has been the option to buy games not only from GOG.COM, but from other platforms as well, straight from the GOG GALAXY app.
Today, we’re happy to invite the first group of gamers to test the brand new store we’re working on, and share their feedback with us.
In the new store, we will be welcoming games from both GOG.COM and beyond – including titles previously exclusive only to other gaming platforms. With the internal beta launching today, invited users will have the option to buy games from a selection of hand-picked Epic Games Store exclusive titles, alongside all GOG.COM games. Most importantly, all purchases are covered by our 30-days refund policy as well as 24/7 human support.
There is still plenty of work ahead of us. As the internal beta test continues, we will be inviting more gamers, expanding the store’s catalog and introducing new features. For a chance to be part of this test, join GOG GALAXY today at gogalaxy.com.”
Stay tuned for more!