Like many, we were very upset this past Sunday when it seemed awfully sure digital PC classics service Good Old Games was closing down. As some suspected, though, this was a PR stunt, as we can confirm with the video below, just released by the company.
Besides its "epic" nature, analyzing the montage at the end reveals a new design and features ("GOGmixes"), both of which were expected around this time. Potential new features include new price points (higher and lower), multi-language support, and Windows 7 support.
Parent company CD Projekt told us in April the changes would be about improved functionality, "not bells and whistles." Angry as we might be, we look forward to it -- the launch is expected to hit Thursday following tomorrow's press conference.
No doubt a significant portion of the community is and will be very angry at the service and company over the stunt -- some may even leave altogether, or at least minimize their purchases from what we've been hearing. However, if you look closely at one portion of the video (see screencap below -- thanks Vagabond, Bloodskur), you'll find the much-awaited Baldur's Gate saga is due -- that's sure to win a few over. Other D&D licensed games can then be expected in the future (i.e. Icewind Dale series, Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights series, Temple of Elemental Evil, etc).
Well, whatever the case, we're just relieved GOG is back (and better than ever).