GOG Galaxy 2.0 All-In-One Launcher Enters Open Beta (VIDEO)
One of the most prevalent problems of modern PC gaming is undoubtedly the crazy array of launchers made available for the platform. The simple days of Steam as the sole storefront are long gone as alternatives such as Epic Games Store, Uplay, and GOG make the juggle between apps exceedingly difficult to manage. However, it looks like GOG is aiming to tackle this inconvenience with a featureful new app of their own–an all-in-one launcher bay the name of GOG Galaxy 2.0.
As laid out on the GOG Galaxy 2.0 website, this new means of game management is billed as a way to consolidate prominent features from across an array of prominent launchers. Linking together the likes of GOG, Steam, Epic Games Store, and Uplay, the app can organize respective games, achievements, and friends lists from a single place, with settings and saves sent to the cloud and synced across each respective platform.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 also offers official integration with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One stores, with the potential for additional functionality introduced through future partnerships and third-party plugins created by the community. GOG maintains that while there is certainly an opportunity for funny business, the company’s new launcher will not “spy” on its users, assuring they aren’t “in the business of users’ data” and promises a focus on “transparency” regarding any imported information.
We’re not in the business of users’ data. GOG GALAXY 2.0 is only importing information from connected platforms – you always know what is imported through official integrations. Additionally we’ve made the community created integrations open-source, to ensure the transparency of imported data.”
Following a months-long period of closed testing, GOG Galaxy 2.0 has now entered open beta, allowing anyone on PC or Mac to check out the all-in-one launcher for themselves. As this is an incomplete product, there are a number of potential drawbacks users may need to keep in mind before participating. For one, each add-on launcher will still need to be installed on a user’s computer in order to take advantage of client-exclusive features. The beta release will also undoubtedly present bugs, with GOG encouraging players to report these issues from the app’s settings menu. To mark the open beta debut, GOG has released the new trailer seen below.
GOG Galaxy 2.0 is now available in open beta for PC and Mac from the launcher’s official website.
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