Six years after innovating with DRM-free games, GOG.com has announced that it's opening up its portal to DRM-free movies. The website hopes to convince "big Hollywood studios" that offering TV and cinema classics 100 percent DRM-free is the wave of the future. Though not everyone might be so easily convinced.
"Our initial idea was to start with the big guys, but the process is not easy," said Guillaume Rambourg, GOG.com VP for North America. "In our first round of talks, the response was largely, 'We love your ideas, but we do not want to be the first ones. We will gladly follow, but until somebody else does it first, we do not want to take the risk.' Most studio officials agreed that DRM is pointless, but were quick to add that the lawyers would not allow them to get rid of it."
The video below highlights GOG.com's plan for movies, as it currently offers 20 various documentaries that are available for a small fee on its site. These nclude such offering as The King of Arcades, Gamer Age and Indie Game: The Movie, as well as the premiere of a new film called Pixel Poetry, featuring Adam Sessler and other gaming stars.
Those who wish to try the service out before making any sort of purchase can do so with two particular documentaries, Art of Playing and TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, which are available free of charge and enable gamers to see just what kind of quality the movies offer.
It's going to be a rough climb for this service, but with so many documentaries and other movie types available, GOG.com should have no trouble offering some form of variety. And lest we forget the games as well? Nope.