GOG, CD Projekt’s digital store, has also published a report for 2022 that highlights new features, commercial policy changes, and an increased focus on classic games.
The report, in chronological order, highlights the most important innovations that have taken place over the past year. Let’s look at them briefly:
In early 2022, a new catalog was launched with the ability to do deeper custom searches and sort games by price, launch date, genre, and tags. At the same time, GOG Galaxy, the GOG client, has also been improved and made more dynamic.
Also, in order to reorganize the content, the emphasis on classic games was increased, which marked a somewhat return to the roots for GOG, with the addition of new games and a catalog called “Good Old Games”, dedicated specifically to historical projects.
Later that year, the GOG Blog was launched, featuring articles about old games, including developer interviews, articles about the world of video games, and more.
Finally, we should note the integration of Opencritic into the game tabs, which immediately displays the ratings of games by critics.
Also worth mentioning is the controversy over selling some DRM games in the store (GOG’s philosophy is to sell all DRM-free games), which led GOG to clarify that this is an inevitable concession for some multiplayer games.
All in all, it has been a very busy year for the store. Let’s see if 2023 will be at the same level.