The GOG Galaxy 2.0 open beta has arrived!
If you happen to be unfamiliar with GOG, it’s a pretty cool digital games distributor that has thousands of games available for purchase, all of which are completely free of DRM. Created by the same people that brought you fantastic games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, GOG has also cooked up their own digital distribution client called GOG Galaxy.
Check out the newest GOG Galaxy 2.0 trailer to see what they’ve got going on:
Now, the GOG Galaxy 2.0 open beta has arrived and gamers can test out the latest and greatest features. Now’s as good a time as any to give it a whirl, especially with the GOG Winter Sale 2019 underway!
What new features are coming to GOG Galaxy 2.0? Read on and find out!
What’s New in the GOG Galaxy 2.0 Open Beta?
One of the newer features coming to GOG Galaxy 2.0 isn’t immediately visible: the code that keeps everything running. The fine folks behind the DRM-free retailer have rebuilt their digital distribution client from the ground up so everything runs much smoother.
Another key new feature is the ability to merge in friends lists and game libraries from other accounts, something that was detailed in May of this year. Essentially, you can log into something like Steam or Uplay and it will import your entire library, allowing you to manage all of your digital games from one client. Currently, it supports the following services:
- Xbox Live
- Epic Games Store
- PlayStation Network
This integration extends to friends, another area of functionality that has also gotten a bit of a boost. The friends feature was always one of the weakest bits of GOG, and now it’s been beefed up significantly, allowing you to do many of the things that you can do on other digital distribution clients like see what your friends are playing right now.
You can check out the GOG Galaxy 2.0 open beta for yourself at gog.com, along with a F.A.Q. that tells you pretty much anything you’d like to know.
What do you think of the GOG Galaxy 2.0 open beta? Will you use the multiplatform functionality to manage all of your games? Let us know in the comments below!