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GOG.com launches open beta

Digital distribution service to expand to offer more than 50 classic games

GOG.com, the DRM-free PC classics digital distributor, has announced it has moved into its open beta phase.

The open beta will expand in the coming weeks to offer more than 50 classic games, all optimised to work on modern PCs. Following that, GOG.com has announced that two new companies have signed up to distribute games through its service. Strategy First's titles Sacred Gold, Jagged Alliance, and Disciples Gold will be able, as will Piranha Bytes' RPG, Gothic.

"We're elated to welcome these new companies to the GOG.com catalogue. It's a great demonstration of their commitment to gamers, and we're sure that our extremely devoted community will welcome Strategy First with open arms, and will have a great time revisiting the immersive world of Gothic as the Open Beta begins," said Adam Oldakowski, managing director of GOG.com.

"The success of the early access beta showed us that there is huge demand for DRM-free classic PC games, and it helped us to prepare the site for the public launch. We are endlessly grateful to the users for their support and assistance."

During an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Oldakowski spoke of the difficulties in convincing publishers to sign up with GOG.com, saying: "They're very interested but at the same time they're a bit uncertain to go DRM free, but we are convincing more and more."

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James Lee