While CD Projekt Red is known for producing the critically acclaimed Witcher franchise, it’s publishing arm, CD Projekt (CDP), is known for its DRM-free Good Old Games (GOG) Galaxy digital client. Recently, the publisher performed a major revamp and overhaul of its client, as well as renaming it as GOG Galaxy 2.0.
For the uninitiated, the GOG Galaxy client is a program that is similar to currently existing game clients like Steam, Origin, or Epic Games Store. However, unlike these clients, GOG Galaxy lists down the DRM-free games that you bought via the client.
The first and obvious change that users will see with Galaxy 2.0 is the new facelift to the client’s aesthetics. More importantly, the client now has what CDP calls a unified library. Long story short, the new library allows gamers to “import all your games from PC and consoles, build and organise them into one master collection,” and “Install and launch any PC game you own, no matter the platform”.
Moving on, Galaxy 2.0 will also synchronise other game-related goals, such as achievements, the number of hours spent on each game. It’ll even allow you to sort out each title and customise each game with a unique background or image.
It seems that privacy is also another important on Galaxy 2.0. To that end, CDP assures gamers that its rehauled client will preserve their privacy and that whatever data is collected will not be shared with third parties.
The GOG Galaxy 2.0 is currently in closed beta, and you’ll need to have a GOG account to sign up for it. At the time of writing, CDP did not say when the new client will be launched officially.