Last month, GOG announced an interesting new PC client called GOG Galaxy 2.0. As you might expect, you’ll be able to use GOG Galaxy 2.0 to manage and launch the games you’ve purchased through GOG’s store, but this release takes things a significant step further. The goal of GOG Galaxy 2.0 is to collect all your games in one place, regardless of where you bought them or the platforms you own them on.
That includes console games as well, though obviously, you won’t be able to launch those on PC. Still, GOG Galaxy 2.0 will allow you to create a master game collection of sorts, listing all of the games you own in one place, regardless of platform. For PC games specifically, you’ll be able to add titles from other digital storefronts like Steam and launch them using GOG Galaxy 2.0.
If that sounds ambitious, that’s because it is ambitious. Now’s your chance to find out if GOG Galaxy 2.0 meets those lofty goals, as the app has entered into closed beta. Beta sign-ups have been live since the app was first announced, so if you’ve already signed up, check your email to see if there’s an invitation waiting for you.
If you haven’t yet signed up to be considered for the close beta, you can still do so by heading over to the GOG Galaxy website and submitting your email address. On top of merging your various game libraries, GOG Galaxy 2.0 also aims to show you what your friends are up to across all platforms, including their recently played games and earned achievements. As always, GOG Galaxy 2.0 won’t be required to play GOG’s DRM-free games, though you have the option of adding those titles to the launcher if you wish.
For now, there’s no word on when GOG Galaxy 2.0 will launch for everyone, or even how many people are being accepted into the closed beta. What’s more, assuming you get into the beta, you should expect an app that’s still very much a work-in-progress, with some features either incomplete or missing entirely. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more information on GOG Galaxy 2.0, so stay tuned for that.