GOG formally finish their Steam-import scheme after six years

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GOG has determined to scrap their GOG Connect service, which allowed customers to say a restricted choice of games they already owned on Steam at no cost. The service was quietly killed off originally of this 12 months and faraway from GOG’s website, which didn’t go unnoticed by frequenters of the GOG subreddit. GOG confirmed the closure of Connect to RPS fan website PC Gamer, saying “for a very long time nothing actually occurred there, so we have determined to close it down”. Fair sufficient.

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The concept for GOG Connect wasn’t a foul one, and we reported on it again when it launched. Set up in June 2016 to “jumpstart your GOG.com library”, Connect was supposed to let individuals seize a DRM-less model of games they’d already purchased and paid for over on Steam. The main catch with Connect was its time-limited nature, with builders and publishers solely permitting their games to be claimed for a comparatively quick interval. Once you claimed a game although, it was yours to maintain on GOG.

The DRM-free storefront up to date their GOG Galaxy launcher in 2019 with the ambition of turning into a hub for beginning all of your games from throughout varied PC libraries. Galaxy 2.0 helps you to add games you personal on Steam and the Epic Games Store alongside your GOG library, and launch them from inside it. You may even add console games, for some cause, though launching them would possibly show a problem. Still, Galaxy 2.0’s arrival didn’t assist the case for conserving GOG Connect alive.

I don’t suppose I’ll miss GOG Connect, as I can’t say I ever used the service when it was energetic. Did you?

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