GOG Galaxy hits open beta today

GOG.com's bold new client has exited its closed alpha. GOG Galaxy is now in its open beta stage for public consumption.

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The time for closed testing is over. GOG.com is ready to test its GOG Galaxy service with a wide audience, ending the closed alpha phase and officially entering open beta.

GOG Galaxy is the new GOG client that introduces several new features, such as one-click installation, DRM-free backup copies, and automatic updates. If a patch leaves a game in an unplayable state, GOG Galaxy will allow users to roll back to a previous version. GOG galaxy also introduces online multiplayer and matchmaking solutions, including cross-play support with Steam owners in select instances, as well as a new friends list, game time tracking, achievements, and chat. More features are expected to be introduced in the coming months.

All of the above features are also optional, as is consistent with the GOG philosophy. Users can pick and choose which features are active or they can simply forego the whole thing and continue using GOG, as is, without issues.

GOG states that GOG Galaxy will pave the way for big-time AAA releases, starting with The Witcher 3 later this month. Those looking to try out GOG Galaxy can sign up over at GOG.com.

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