GOG.com hopes to add newer games to catalogue

Ben Parfitt
GOG.com hopes to add newer games to catalogue

The managing director of digital games retailer GOG.com has said that the service hopes to add newer titles to its catalogue in 2012.

Until now GOG, which stands for Good Old Games, has until now specialised in the sale of older, retro titles, all of which are free of any DRM restrictions.

“We have an audacious plan for the next two years to continue GOG.com's success story,” Guillaume Rambourg told an audience at the CD Projekt RED Conference in Poland.

"We will be adding newer games into the catalogue in 2012. Traditionally, GOG.com has looked for great classics that are three years old or older. We will continue to add classic games, of course, but we are actively working to sign newer titles now.

“Of course, these new titles will have to come at a new, higher price point, but our key focus will always be on the same core values that have made GOG.com great so far: completely DRM-free games, flat prices everywhere in the world, and extra content and goodies for our fantastic customers.”

“We want to work closely with ambitious developers and independent publishers who feel a kinship with that 'good old spirit' that GOG.com embodies.

“Thanks to the commercial success of The Witcher 2 on GOG.com, more and more people realize that our values are universal. They are coming to GOG and asking if we can carry their titles. We’ve made GOG.com the destination for classic PC games, but now is the time to take this to the next level and emerge as the best alternative digital distribution platform for all PC games.”

Rambourg also outlined the great successes enjoyed by the company since its inception three years ago.

"We've been profitable since our first month, and the fact that we've come from nowhere to bring over a million classic gamers to our website every month and over six million games downloaded proves that gamers want an alternative to the usual digital distributors,” he added.

“We want to continue this growth, and we have a plan for this: more than 400 products in our catalogue by the end of 2012, combined with new partners, more franchises, and continued improvements to make GOG.com a better website will help us achieve this goal.”

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