CD Projekt launches new on-demand games platform

Written by Joe Martin

July 11, 2008 // 10:59 a.m.

Tags: #cd-projekt #fallout #gog #platform #steam #the-witcher

CD Projekt, the Polish developer behind The Witcher, has announced that it will be launching a new on-demand games platform all of it's very own.

Best of all though is the news that the platform, which will run from website GOG.com will be focusing on older, arguably better games than the usual casual faff that populates such services.

In fact, GOG.com has already signed agreements with Codemasters and Interplay to sign classics such as the original Fallout, Operation Flashpoint, Freespace 2 and TOCA Race Driver 3. The site is also only going to operate two price brackets by the look of things - either $5.99 or $9.99. How exactly those prices will convert though remains to be seen.

"Our main goal is to create a user-friendly site with the best classic PC games for a price that might be considered impossible to achieve," said Adam Oldakowski, managing director of GOG.com.

"The people behind GOG.com are gamers and we all know how difficult it is to find a lot of classic games. So we’ve started building a great games catalogue, gotten rid of the copy protection that gamers hate so much, optimised the games to work on modern operating systems, and made them cheap enough that piracy seems like a rip-off," he added.

The website is currently fully-operational, but is set to launch this September. A closed beta is also set to begin at the start of August. Interested? Let us know in the forums.

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