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author: Milosz Szubert

GOG Direct to Account - GOG Games Available at Third-Party Stores

GOG offers a new function - GOG Direct to Account. It enables us to buy games and contents in selected partner stores and have it connected directly to our GOG account.

Many news on this week. More is going on that the layoffs reported by Kotaku. The platform's owners also introduced a lot of changes to the platform. Yesterday we wrote about the end of the Fair Price Guarantee program, which compensates the user for regional differences in game prices. Today, for a change, we would like to draw your attention to a function that has been introduced on the platform. We are talking about GOG Direct to Account.

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Buying games on GOG platform in selected third-party stores should now be much more enjoyable.

What is it all about? Well, selected partner stores can sell games and other content with the option of automatically activating them on our GOG account, without having to reenter the activation key. It should be noted that the retailer is responsible for the entire transaction. This means that in the event of any problems or issues such as refunds, its terms and conditions apply and you should contact its customer service department and not the team, which is usually responsible for issues directly related to the services of this platform.

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Such a step will certainly improve the sales of GOG games on third-party websites. Perhaps we will see that, for example, games in Humble Bundle packages will also be in versions for this platform. The question is whether this will increase its popularity. It cannot be denied that it is currently struggling, mainly with problems of financial nature (hence the decision to withdraw from the Fair Price Guarantee program, through which the store had to reimburse on average 12% of the value of purchased products). On top of that, there's the constant battle for developers favour, recently intensified by Epic Games. Let's keep our fingers crossed, that all this confusion is only a temporary problem and GOG will soon be back on track. Its collapse would undoubtedly be a huge loss for many gamers all over the world.

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