GoG.com to reveal "biggest announcement ever" Thursday

For the past several months, the DRM-free PC game download site Good Old Games (GoG.com) has launched a number of pre-announcement stunts to reveal new features to the web site or to announce the addition of new games. The most infamous move was to shut down the entire site several months ago and make it look like GoG.com was never coming back online. In fact the reveal was that the site was coming out of its beta stage with new features and new games. It was a move that generated a brief backlash against GoG.com and its parent company CD Projekt but it seems that all is now forgiven.

Now GoG.com has launched a more conservative way to promote a major new announcement that will go live on Thursday, June 2. The site currently has a countdown clock that will reach zero at 3 pm Eastern time on Thursday. GoG.com has already called it its "biggest announcement ever." What will it be? Well, GoG.com has already stated that it will add a new library of games from at least one of the following game publishers: Microsoft, LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Square Enix or Take Two Interactive. Which publisher will it be? No matter which one it is, the games won't have any DRM set-ups involved.

Also due to be announced on Thursday is a new game from CD Projekt Red, the development team behind The Witcher series of fantasy RPGs. There are already rumors that the announcement will be about a console port of The Witcher 2 which was released for the PC earlier this month. We should learn more about the future of the PC version of the game as well.

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They need to fix the z-index of the registration jquery popup so they can actually get the potential customers news articles' like this are sending their way..

I'd love if it were LucasArts and X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM. So many great memories. Or, even better, Origin and Wing Commander I/II/III, that'd be incredible..

Electronic Arts? I'd be very surprised if they got EA in on DRM-free gaming. These guys are one of the worst offenders of DRM in their games.

sagum said,
Electronic Arts? I'd be very surprised if they got EA in on DRM-free gaming. These guys are one of the worst offenders of DRM in their games.

Very true...
If they're in, which I believe, it might be oldware...

GS:ios

Ayepecks said,
The "biggest announcement ever" from GOG isn't saying much.

As one of the few DRM-free proposers out there. I tend to trust these guys.

SHADOW-XIII said,
Awesome, I am reading my wallet!

Have you ever read a wallet? The info printed on member cards, bank cards and credit cards is usually quite dull, but sometimes you get something funny printed in

Sraf said,

Have you ever read a wallet? The info printed on member cards, bank cards and credit cards is usually quite dull, but sometimes you get something funny printed in

That was pure lol at its best.

SHADOW-XIII said,
Awesome, I am reading my wallet!

Neowin: Where magic happens!
This made me lol big time... thanks for that!
Oh: not personal by the way!

GS:ios

Sraf said,
What would be awesome is if all those publishers came on board

I bet that's just what it is.

They can't say "BIGGEST ANNOUNCEMENT EVER!!!one!eleven!!!" and then not "surprise" us...
Know what I mean?

GS:mac