This wasn’t a good week for GOG at all, I’m surprised that releases are still pouring in despite everything.
The lay offs, conclusion of the Fair Price Package and “GOG Direct to Account”
As reported earlier this week, GOG laid off 10% of its staff in response to dire times. It is speculated that the company is in financial trouble going by CD Projekt’s financial statements.
Along with the lay offs, the Fair Price Package, a program in which GOG pays back the difference in price for regionally priced games, will be concluded by the end of March due to the company’s troubles. If you’re in a region where games are priced higher than the base North American price, be sure to take advantage of the program before it ends.
Finally, the company’s terms of service have been updated to mention a new feature. Not much is known about this feature, apart from a statement in their terms of service update e-mail.
“We’re adding a new functionality – GOG Direct to Account that will enable partnered platforms to activate, directly on your GOG.COM account, content purchased via these selected third party platform.“
From the sound of it, it’s possible that this will be the beginning of GOG allowing external stores to sell GOG copies of games, like Humble does with Steam. We will report any updates.
A game where you play as a slime swallowed by a giant worm. You attempt to escape the wall of digestive acid and in turn, the worm’s insides. Do note that this version of the game is missing its level editor.
The Bard’s Tale Trilogy is now complete with the The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate. The update also brings Legacy Mode, which can make newly started games more closely resemble the original versions of the trilogy.
The remasters of Bioshock and Bioshock 2 now ship with the Classic versions of both games for all owners, at no extra charge.
Rad Rodgers has been updated to the Radical Edition, which includes local co-op, new modes, and characters such as Duke Nukem.