GOG.com to compete with Steam, will carry new games 0

GOG.com to compete with Steam, will carry new games

It used to be that GOG.com (Good Old Games) happily co-existed with Steam in the digital game selling arena, mainly owing to the fact that they only carried classic games that were published no less than three years ago, compared the newer ones on Steam’s service. However, GOG.com has recently announced that they will start adding newer games to their service.

The titles that GOG.com will come at a higher price point than Steam’s offerings, but the software will follow in the footsteps of their classic games. Namely, completely DRM-free and comes packed with extra content and goodies, which justifies the price point (the lack of DRM software alone will probably make a lot of PC gamers flock to the service).

GOG.com will not stop carrying classic games, and will still focus on the same core values that have given them success in the past. The addition of new games to their service is just a means of expanding their services to cater to more kinds of gamers.

“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, ” says GOG managing director Guillaume Rambourg.

Rambourg estimated that over 400 games will be on GOG.com by the end of 2012.