Players will soon have the ability to purchase titles from the Epic Games Store within the Galaxy client from GOG.
In a post via GOG.com’s forums, a representative from the GOG.com Team shared the news that the update to the clients in-store browser will now allow the purchase of some titles from Fortnite developer’s store front. “With the internal beta launching today, invited users will have the option to buy games from a selection of hand-picked Epic Games Store exclusive titles, alongside all GOG.COM games” the representative explained. “There is still plenty of work ahead of us. As the internal beta test continues, we will be inviting more gamers, expanding the store’s catalog and introducing new features.”
GOG provided a sample screenshot of what the new store layout would look like and how the new addition of the outside storefront would be incorporated. An interesting thing to note is that the listing provided notes that “you can install and launch [the title] via both GOG Galaxy and the Epic Games Store client” which seems to infer that users may be able to skip using the actual interface of the Epic Games Launcher. The games will still be tied to your Epic Games account, so if you do not have an account with them, you will be required to make one. Speaking to RockPaperShotgun, GOG explained that “the new store inside GOG Galaxy operates like any other store” and that by selling these titles, GOG is “earning a cut of these sales.”
GOG initially announced their plans for Galaxy 2.0 in May 2019, along with a partnership with Microsoft the following month. The client is aimed to be a unified game launcher across several PC gaming services including Steam, Origin, UPlay and now the Epic Games Store.
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