Good Old Games Launches Public Beta Sept. 8

By Chris Faylor, Sep 03, 2008 7:43am PDT Following a brief delay, CD Projekt today announced that its digital distribution platform focused on classic PC titles will enter into public beta next Monday, Sept. 8.

On that day, anyone who applied for beta access at GOG.com on or before September 7 will be able to purchase and download DRM-free copies of "about 30 acclaimed title from Interplay and Codemasters," with more to be added each week.

The games will be priced at either $5.99 or $9.99, with the first purchase rewarded with a code for a free Interplay-published title. A list of the launch titles was not provided, though Fallout, Fallout 2, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Descent 1-3 and Kingpin: Life of Crime are expected to be among those available at launch or shortly thereafter.

"It's a beta that works just like the final site will," noted managing director Adam Oldakowski. "All users will be able to join the community, add comments, write reviews and download additional materials for the games they bought."

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