Soon, users of the GOG.com digital games distribution platform will be able to use the new version of the client associated with the platform - GOG Galaxy. The 2.0 edition will be available within a few months and will bring many changes, especially in the context of integration with other services.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 will enable players to create one collection of games, adding titles from other digital distribution platforms as well as from home consoles. The client will offer a variety of statistics on the game time and achievements, as well as allow us to install and run games, regardless of which service we purchased the game from.
The application will also put a strong emphasis on social elements, enabling communication with other players, also playing on consoles or other platforms - moreover, we will be able to track their activity in particular titles. The new GOG.com client, according to the announcement of the devs, will also take care of our privacy - the service will not share our data with other entities and track our activities, and each user will be given the opportunity to remove information about themselves and their friends from the GOG servers.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 will be available for Windows and Mac OS PCs. Beta-tests, for which we can sign up via the official website of the client, will be launched soon.
It is worth mentioning that similar possibilities of integrating games from various platforms and consoles were offered by the Raptr website, launched by the devs of another once popular game stat platform - Xfire. However, the website was closed in September 2017 due to the low profitability of the project.