GOG is trying to be a one-stop launcher for gamers with new Galaxy 2.0 client

GOG is trying to be a one-stop launcher for gamers with new Galaxy 2.0 client

Polish DRM-free games storefront GOG has rolled out a new version of its Galaxy client aimed at bringing titles from all platforms under one roof.

Announced yesterday, GOG Galaxy 2.0 is being billed as a one-stop shop for users' content and friends from different services, including console platforms, too.

This comes at a time when some users are getting irate about the number of launchers they have to have to enjoy all their games, especially now the PC market has a very real competitor to Steam in the Epic Games Store.

“As gamers, we need to juggle between multiple clients to access our games and see what our friends are playing,” GOG MD Piotr Karwowski said.

“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.”

Users can currently sign up for beta testing. 

Trying to place itself as a convenient centre to the games market - especially on PC - might be part of a strategy to turn around GOG amid rumours that the outfit isn't in the best financial shape. Last year, comms boss Lukasz Kukawski said that GOG was the only viable alternative to Steam. While that's likely not true now - especially now Epic is garnering a lot of attention in the space - this initiative is certainly interesting.  

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