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GOG Galaxy Exiting Beta Phase Next Month

Category: Gaming
Posted: 10:23AM

While Steam may be the dominate client for purchasing, downloading, and managing PC games, DRM-free competitor GOG.com launched a beta of its vision of such a client called GOG Galaxy. Earlier today it was announced that version 1.2 will take the client out of beta, and if anyone wants to try it they can install the current GOG Galaxy beta and enable preview updates. Update 1.2 brings with it several new features, including Universal Cloud Saves, so your saves can be synced and stored to a cloud backup, which you are free to download whenever you wish. Not all games currently support this feature, but several new and old titles do, including some that have never had this functionality before. The settings window has also been redesigned and there is a new hibernation mode to reduce CPU usage when you are not using the client.

Other features coming with Update 1.2 are bandwidth limiting, download scheduling, an in-game overlay, an FPS counter in the overlay, screenshots for games that support the overlay, achievement rarity, a new notification system, and more. Not bad addition to features such as rolling back to previous versions of a game or stopping auto-updates, without preventing you from playing your game. As always though, GOG Galaxy is an optional tool, so you can enjoy the games you have through GOG.com with or without it.

Source: GOG [1] and [2]

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slick2500 on March 22, 2017 22:38
Steam was optional once upon a time.

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