GOG.com Shutting Down…Or not! (Update 2)

I am saddened to have to report that GOG.com’s front page has been changed to reflect a note that they are shutting down.

Update 2: Looks like it was a publicity stunt, after all. I’m glad GOG is still with us!

Update: Looks like it’s not all bad news. According to sources, the Tom Ohle, GOG PR guy: “As the message on the site says, this doesn’t mean GOG is gone :). We’ll have more to share in the coming days.” Am I glad to hear that! GOG.com is a great service, it would be bad for the industry if they couldn’t make it.

I am saddened to have to report that GOG.com‘s front page has been changed to reflect a note that they are shutting down. From their front page,

Dear GOG users,

We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com the way it is. We’ve debated on it for quite some time and, unfortunately, we’ve decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form.

We’re very grateful for all support we’ve received from all of you in the past two years. Working on GOG.com was a great adventure for all of us and an unforgettable journey to the past, through the long and wonderful history of PC gaming.

This doesn’t mean the idea behind GOG.com is gone forever. We’re closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await.

On a technical note, this week we’ll put in place a solution to allow everyone to re-download their games. Stay tuned to this page and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

All the best,
GOG.com Team

As frequent visitors will know, I’ve plugged GOG.com a lot! They even have a permanent Worthy link here.

GOG.com was great and one of a kind. I’m really stunned by this news. I hope they come back in some form. What they were doing thus far was absolutely needed in our industry and there’s a big chasm that needs to be filled now they’re gone.

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