A little over three months after GOG added six new currencies to the GOG store, GOG has now added a new currency, the Brazilian Real.
For GOG, this marks the fourth country to “get its own, fully localized version of GOG.com.” For curious Brazilians, this means that you will now be able to access everything that you have been missing up to this point by not having a native storefront, including ‘highly-requested features’ such as ‘better support’ and ‘new game premieres.’
For further clarification regarding those shopping from Brazil, GOG notes that Brazilian gamers now have access to their ‘entire catalog’, which now encompasses over 1600 games that just so happen to be DRM-free. Brazil-based consumers will also be able to utilize payment methods such as Boleto, a payment method native to Brazil, and customer support services for those that speak Brazilian Portuguese.
To help commence the launch of the Brazilian storefront, GOG has added two Brazilian-made games to the GOG store: Knights of Pen and Paper +1 by Behold Studios, and Oniken: Unstoppable Edition by JoyMasher. Both games come to the store at a temporary discount, with Knights set at 60% off and Oniken premiering at 70% off. There is also a 33% discount on Shovel Knight because of a ‘large content patch’ that includes some ‘gameplay improvements’, as well as official support for Brazilian Portuguese.
If GOG wants to compete on the larger market against Steam and other notable online storefronts, global expansion is necessary. Altogether, it is impressive that GOG has managed to steadily produce DRM-free content on their worldwide store, as well as continuing to grow as a whole. Right now it’s still way behind Steam in regards to both games and users, but hopefully within the next few years GOG will become the competitor that Steam needs.
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