In a press release today, GOG revealed information about its upcoming game client. GOG GALAXY 2.0 is currently accepting signups for its closed beta. Once connected to other platforms, users can access a centralized hub to play games, chat, and discover new games. Users can even connect it to consoles, allowing for cross-console communication.
Additional features include cloud saves, aggregated stats, and a robust game filtering system. Players can tag, filter, and sort their collections in GOG GALAXY 2.0. An activity feed displays the user's friends' recent achievements, milestones, and games played. Players can also follow upcoming games and discover releases popular both in their network and the wider community.
GALAXY 2.0 also promises to keep data safe. The company promises not to share information with third parties. Users can easily remove imported games and friends from the GOG servers. Users do not need the client to run DRM-free GOG games, but the client allows players to access in-game overlays, matchmaking, and other features. Piotr Karwowski, Managing Director at GOG, released a statement regarding their upcoming release.
“As gamers, we need to juggle between multiple clients to access our games and see what our friends are playing. We believe gamers deserve a better experience, and this became the driving force to redefine GOG GALAXY client. GOG GALAXY 2.0 is designed for all gamers and extends well beyond existing GOG.COM users, into both PC and console platforms.”GOG GALAXY 2.0 requires users to install other clients on their computers to access features specific to that platform. This includes features such as game installs, automatic updates, and cloud saves. Aside from those limitations, however, it promises to be an "all-in-one solution for the present-day gamer."
What do you think? Interested readers can sign up for the closed beta on this website. Can GOG Galaxy deliver on its promise to be an all-in-one solution? Let us know in the comments.