GOG Looking to Expand?


Good Old Games, purveyor of fine PC classics in cheap DRM free wrappings, may be looking to expand beyond their current PC catalogue.

A recent sales email pitches this question at the bottom:Gogquestion Further expanding upon it in the forum post GoG stated “You can choose from: Amiga, Commodore 64, Sega Genesis (Megadrive), Sega Dreamcast, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Neogeo and Arcade”.

Some of their current titles already run within emulators like Dosbox, and it may be safe to assume that if they were to expand to cover these platforms that they too would be emulated. Which makes you wonder how they’d expect to make these games appealing. Many people looking to play games from these older platforms are already in the habit of running ROMs in emulators. GoG do tend to throw in bonus gifts like avatars, soundtracks and digital art books with purchases, and goodwill can go along way too.

Steam recently started selling Sega Gensis/Megadrive games earlier last week, which may have been what spurred GoG to ask. Their inclusion of SNES in the list of possible candidates is certainly interesting as Nintendo are very possisive of their games appearing on platforms beyond their own.

So hit the link below and suggest which platforms you want Good old Games to expand to.

GoG forum post

By Dean Bowes

Founder of the site. Based in Britian I'm primarily a PC gamer, looking to spread my wings to the best the games industry has to offer.

1 comment

  1. Yeah, I’d be worried at the Nintendo suggestion. They certainly wouldn’t want people buying NES/SNES/64 games on GOG when they could use the Virtual Console instead, as well as legally selling Nintendo games on a non-Nintendo machine as well. It doesn’t seem like their style at all, even if it does wind up being by-the-book and fully licensed.

    That being said though, even though I have a plethora of Commodore 64 ROMs, if it winds up being added I might have to get an account there. There are some games from back in the day that I’d happily pay for again.

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