Digital distributor, GOG, has begun selling DRM free gaming oriented documentaries on its store. The company is hoping that eventually it will be able to convince hollywood studios to sell DRM free versions of TV shows and movies through its store, although so far the talks have been unsuccessful.
GOG.com’s North America boss, Guillaume Rambourg, told Eurogamer: “Our initial idea was to start with the big guys, but the process is not easy. In our first round of talks, the response was largely, ‘We love your ideas, but we do not want to be the first ones. We will gladly follow, but until somebody else does it first, we do not want to take the risk.'”
“Most studio officials agreed that DRM is pointless, but were quick to add that the lawyers would not allow them to get rid of it.”
GOG’s new movie tab has launched with 21 documentaries, including the popular Indie Game: The Movie. Each documentary costs £3.69, although, there are some exceptions- a Pirate Bay documentary can be had for free for example.
GOG isn’t the only company interested in TV and film, Valve has previously stated that the final version of Steam OS will feature support for entertainment services.
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KitGuru Says: It’s good to see companies trying to bring gaming and other forms of entertainment closer together. However, it will be a difficult task for GOG to convince hollywood companies to sell DRM free versions of films and TV shows. What do you guys make of this?