While a lot of people continue to use Steam on a day to day basis, there are those out there that would prefer DRM-free access to their games. GOG has offered DRM-Free games for some time now but it would often require you to re-buy your Steam games on the GOG store for access, well until now that is. Today, GOG Connect was launched, allowing you to connect your Steam and GOG accounts for DRM-free access to some of the games you have already purchased on Steam.
This isn’t available for every game though, titles will rotate in and out on a regular basis, so you will need to keep checking back every so often to see if there are any DRM-Free games you can claim. The service launched with twenty eligible games including Braid, Project Zomboid, Broken Sword: Director’s Cut, Trine, Unreal Tournament, Shadow Run Returns and The Witcher: Enhanced Edition.
There is an FAQ that answers some important questions. For instance, if you already own a game on Steam and GOG, merging the accounts won’t give you an extra key to pass on to someone else. Also, once you have imported a game from Steam to GOG, you get to keep that game on both services, even if it rotates out of the GOG Connect service.
If you are wondering why this isn’t available for every game on GOG, then that is also explained: “We can only make a selection of games eligible depending on various agreements with our partners. You’ll always be able to find an up-to-date list of eligible titles on this page.”
You can check out what is available on GOG Connect, HERE. The current batch of games rotate out in five days so presumably a new batch will be ready by then.
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KitGuru Says: This is a great idea and will make it much easier for people to transition to GOG by building up their libraries without having to purchase games twice. How many of you use GOG on a regular basis? What do you think of GOG Connect?