GOG refocuses on classic games, starting with The Wheel of Time

GOG originally stood for “Good Old Games”, and the online store wants to better meet the expectations associated with that name. It is start a revival that will do more to highlight and support classic game releases. The initiative will not only tag retro hits in the catalog with a ‘Good Old Game’, but will also include a ‘new’ game: a execution of the 1999 vintage by Legend The wheel of time (given in time Amazon series) running on modern hardware.

The fantasy shooter based on the Unreal Engine will not offer stunning graphics, but night diving studios Refresh runs on newer operating systems (Windows 7 and higher) and supports high-resolution displays. The premise remains the same: you play an Aes Sedai (magical woman) who uncovers a sinister conspiracy decades before the timeline of Robert Jordan’s novels. However, you’ll also find deathmatch and capture-the-flag multiplayer modes wheel of time wasn’t exactly a staple of the online gaming scene when it was new.

There’s a strong competitive incentive for GOG to turn its attention to classic games – this could help set it apart from heavyweights like Steam and the Epic Games Store, many of which focus on the latest releases. The initiative could be useful for Game Preservation Efforts, although. Last but not least, it might help if you’ve been waiting decades to revisit a favorite.

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