There is buzz (bzz bzzz bzzz) about GoG’s fourth anniversary announcement. Apparently, the mega sales they’ve been having lately are just build ups to this announcement.
GoG is a subsidiary owned by CD Projekt RED. CD Projekt RED is a new game studio that made The Witcher and The Witcher 2. CD Projekt RED has two teams and an announcement should be about their new Cyberpunk game.
I was curious as to where GoG is located at. I knew it was in Eastern Europe but where?
What I find so puzzling is how did these geographical areas learn about the classic DOS games and even games earlier than that? Ultima games were never given a world wide release. How did they discover these games? Considering that much of Eastern Europe (not Cyprus) was controlled by the Soviet Union up to the 1990s with Germany split in half, I don’t understand how the classic PC games got there. Remember that I am an old man and the world map keeps changing on me.
On Thursday, October 11, one week before the grand finale, an unheard-of deal with one of the finest indie developers of video-gaming magic will be announced, and finally, on the 18th of October, GOG.com will go public with the biggest change to the service since launching from beta–and will have tons of other great news, releases, and announcements as well.
The biggest change to the service is supporting a new operating system. It will likely be Mac as The Witcher games are being ported to Mac. There is vocal demand for Linux support on GoG’s community but apparently it was said that there are only 6000 people on GoG who use Linux which isn’t enough.
The change in supporting additional operating systems is a must because GoG is losing sales of new indie games because other services support Linux and Mac. Many of the GoG games use dosbox which is easily emulated in Linux or Mac by changing a few lines in Dosbox.
Regardless, I’m going to download my GoG library before the ‘change’ occurs to be on the safe side.
But what is this new independent game studio they are talking about? I do like the tease. It makes me guess. Everyone wants it to be LucasArts with their vast adventure game collection, but it will likely be something like Doublefine.