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GOG Galaxy 2.0 announced: multi-platform game library and more

CD Projekt, owners of GOG.com and the GOG Galaxy launcher, have announced their new upcoming launcher, GOG Galaxy 2.0. With this new launcher, they aim to provide gamers with a system that keeps track of everything in one place, whether it’s on PC or console. From your library to friends to achievements, no matter where you own your game and whether it’s installed or not, you’ll be able to find it on GOG Galaxy 2.0. You need only have the necessary platform installed on your system in order to use the features of said platforms, such as auto-updates and cloud saves.

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But what about my safety?

Fortunately, GOG addresses this concern. Where Epic is under fire these days for lack of security and privacy, GOG ensures that it shares no data with third parties. Also, you can delete all the data they have on you with a single mouse click. As they say in the FAQ on the announcement page:

We’re not in the business of users’ data. GOG GALAXY 2.0 is only importing information from connected platforms – you always know what is imported through official integrations. Additionally we’ve made the community created integrations open-source, to ensure the transparency of imported data.

Additionally, users can also roll back to earlier versions of their games if an update has broken it for them. Plus, once you disconnect a platform from GOG Galaxy 2.0, its data will be removed from their servers.

When is the GOG Galaxy 2.0 beta starting?

No date has been confirmed yet, but the announcement page allows users to sign up for the closed beta. This will ensure that you won’t miss the announcement when it does come. Invitations will go on a first come first serve basis, so get your sign-up done as soon as possible if you want to try this baby out!

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