GOG Galaxy Beta Goes Live Today

After months in closed alpha, GOG’s Galaxy game platform goes into open beta today. The service will give gamers access to a library of over 1000 games all stocked with features such as achievements, one-click installation, and auto-updating. Unlike similar services, GOG Galaxy will also allow users the option to turn off auto-updates, and even roll-back their game to an earlier version should they choose to do so. Making it easier than ever before to protect your games from potentially game breaking patches and fixes. “For us, quality trumps quantity. We meticulously think about every feature and how can we make it better,” says Karwowski. “We also know that people want to have freedom of choice, so GOG Galaxy and its features are not forced on you. Making it optional is the best motivation for us to make it better; we want it to be so good that you’ll actually want to use it.”

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GOG Galaxy will also see the launch of many AAA games for the first time on GOG, beginning with the upcoming release of the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. “With GOG Galaxy, we can start bringing new, big games to GOG.com,” says Piotr Karwowski, VP of online technologies.The first major release will be The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which will offer automatic updates, achievements and stats. We’re getting ready to release and fully support even more AAA titles in the future.”

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In addition to all of the above, GOG Galaxy will also offer social features. For example, friends list, game time tracking, and chat with users, allowing players to share their gaming experience with family and friends. Select titles will also include multiplayer matchmaking, and cross-play between GOG Galaxy and Steam

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You can sign up for the GOG Galaxy Beta right now at GOG.com/galaxy. You can always find the latest gaming news and reviews on our Twitter @APGNation.

Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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