GOG Introducing User Profiles, Additional Privacy Settings

Published: April 19, 2018 10:15 PM /


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GOG is introducing user profiles to their digital distribution platform "very, very soon" according to a post on the service's forums from Senior PR Manager Lukasz Kukawski.

GOG is a digital distribution platform with a focus on selling video games with a twist - all of the games sold in their store are completely free of any DRM. The service is a project of CD Projekt, the same company that's behind The Witcher series of games. (Of course, all of the games in The Witcher franchise are available on the platform.)

Although their storefront has been around for a while, they've only recently entered the desktop client scene - their Galaxy desktop client exited beta in April of last year. The website (and likely the desktop client) will soon see the addition of user profiles for its customers.

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New privacy settings are available on the GOG website, put in place in advance of the upcoming user profiles.

How exactly the user profiles will look or what features they will contain aren't being revealed just yet. For the moment, three new privacy settings have been added to your account options on the website. To access these new settings, click on "Orders & Settings" under your account drop-down and then click on the "Privacy" tab on the left of the screen. Users will be able to control who sees their profile page, their full game library, and their full list of friends.

We've reached out to GOG for additional details on how the user profile feature works and will update this article if we hear back. In the meantime, DRM-free enthusiasts will have a new feature to look forward to on the flagship platform for DRM-free gaming.

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What do you think of user profiles being added to GOG? What else do you feel the digital distribution platform needs to be more competitive in the current gaming market? Do you think this is a good implementation for privacy settings? Let us know in the comments below!

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