You’ll before long be able to buy online games off the Epic Games Shop from inside the GOG Galaxy shopper, as part of GOG’s ideas to extend their launcher’s built-in keep. No, this does not signify Epic exclusives will be coming to GOG’s personal retail outlet. Indeed, you will nonetheless need to have an Epic account. Certainly, it is a bit unusual, but I suppose introducing new stores matches with GOG Galaxy’s target of being the launcher and library encompassing all other platforms and libraries.

GOG make clear in today’s announcement that starting off with a “selection of hand-picked” Epic exclusives in a closed beta, they are going to allow people games invest in Epic Game titles Store games within GOG Galaxy, as nicely as game titles from their personal retail outlet.

Their instance screenshot of a shop webpage for The Outer Worlds inside GOG Galaxy notes that “You can set up and start [the game] by using both equally GOG Galaxy and Epic Video games Shop client”, so it seems like you can skip applying the Epic launcher, which would be a compact blessing. The screenshot also notes that yes you do have to have an Epic account, and purchasing Epic games through GOG Galaxy will insert them to your Epic account.

I have no curiosity in Galaxy’s sprawling checklist of every single video game I possess on every single retail outlet but if we seriously can install Epic online games directly as a result of GOG’s customer, I’m possibly fascinated in that. Right up until I have a go myself, see how all the bits integrate, I’m not absolutely sure really how fired up I ought to be by this. However considering that this is a substore GOG are managing, it’ll give GOG’s 30-day refund coverage instead than Epic’s 14-day a single. And GOG will get a cut much too.

“The new shop inside of GOG Galaxy operates like any other keep,” the corporation told us. “It implies we’re marketing games and earning a slash out of these profits.”

Galaxy’s Epic integration is presently in invitation-only closed beta testing. “There is still a great deal of perform forward of us,” GOG say, noting that they prepare to develop the catalogue about time, so it may well be a though ahead of the full start.

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