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We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. See more here. have announced "Galaxy" a completely optional game client that works a lot like Steam. Not only is it entirely optional but it allows you to be fully offline anytime. They also stated elsewhere it's being built with Linux in mind.

While Linux wasn't mentioned in their video earlier today it will be supported later on when they support Linux on their store later this year. It will support "cross-play" which is online gaming with Steam titles that support it as well. Their Steamworks-like system for things like achievements can be turned off it seems to, it's all optional.

QuoteWe're not forgetting Linux guys. We'll be giving more info later this year.
Galaxy is being done with PC, Mac and Linux in mind.


Really fantastic news to see fight to keep things simple for users. Since if you don't want the client you don't have to have it.

Quite exciting to see how well the client works, as Desura still haven't decided what they are doing with their client on Linux since Linden Lab took over.

See the full article and video from gog here.

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Liam Dawe 5 Jun, 2014
Well only if developers add it in I guess, not entirely sure how it works right now as they haven't given much info.
hardpenguin 6 Jun, 2014
Quoting: ShmerlVote for open sourcing of the GOG client:
How about no.
Shmerl 6 Jun, 2014
Up to them. I won't use any closed client they might make. They said it will be optional anyway. If they'll open it up - I'll think about it.
omer666 6 Jun, 2014
If eON evolves, it may be something great. Meanwhile, it's pure BS for now. No Witcher 3 pre-order for me before everything gets sorted out.
Shmerl 6 Jun, 2014
I won't preorder Witcher 3 either, until Linux version will be confirmed. It won't be playable in Wine either way, since it's using DirectX 11 and I doubt eON supports it as well. So no money from me, until a playable version will be made.
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