With the likes of DayZ and Rust enjoying huge success on the Steam Early Access system, it’s no surprise the model has caught the attention of other digital retailers.
And it looks as if Good Old Games could be the first rival to step up to the plate and offer a rival platform for in-development PC titles.
What would make GOG’s offer different, however, is that the company would insist on picking and choosing the titles that are offered – directly addressing the criticism currently being thrown at Steam that the service is becoming flooded with low-quality, un-vetted titles.
"We're obviously looking at it," the co-founder of GOG owner CD Projekt Marcin Iwinski told Eurogamer. “But it would be the GOG way. It would have to be curated and, we believe – we are always saying this very openly – we are responsible in front of the gamer for what they're buying on GOG.