New features, local currency option, new payment methods, store credit, and an updated look for GOG.com!
For almost six years now we strive to bring you not only the best in DRM-Free gaming, but also to give you the greatest experience possible. To that end we’re always looking for ways to improve our site and service. Today, we’re rolling out a vastly updated version of our store with an improved interface, sleek new look, and lots of handy new features. Let’s take a quick tour, shall we?
First of all we are giving you more DRM-free content: movies! We are starting with 20 documentaries about internet and gaming culture but we aim high! You can find more on this in the appropriate newspost, so let’s focus on the other features we’re rolling out.
We wanted to give you more choice as to how you pay for things on GOG.com. Now it’s up to you if you want to pay in US Dollars, or in the currency primarily used in your country, whether it’s the Euro, Pounds Sterling, Australian Dollars, or Russian Roubles. That’s four new currencies supported by GOG.com for your convenience. Still – the choice is yours, so if you want to stick to US dollars, just switch to it – you find this option at the bottom of each page. To make buying things at GOG.com an even more flexible process, we’re introducing some new payment methods: Sofort, Giropay, Webmoney, and Yandex.
All this also means that users for whom the local currency pricing has been enabled will have an option to select one of two different prices for each game in our catalog. Of course, we stand by the simple truth that $1 does not equal 1€, so a game with a $5.99 price tag will cost 4.49 Euro, 3.69 British Pounds, 6.49 Australian Dollars, and 219 Roubles respectively. $9.99 translates to 7.49 Euro, 5.99 Pounds Sterling, 10.89 Australian Dollars, and 359 Roubles. In a perfect world we would apply the same method of pricing to all of the games we offer. However, things are a little bit more complicated, and there are some games in our catalog that follow a different region-based pricing scheme. However, we wouldn’t be GOG.com if we didn’t find a way to make right by the users who end up paying relatively more for such titles. Here’s where the Fair Price Package comes in!
The Fair Price Package applies to all of the titles which we couldn’t include in our standard pricing scheme. If you end up paying more for a game than its standard US Dollar price, we’ll refund you the difference out of our own pocket. The refunded value will be added to your account in Store Credit in the currency of your purchase. That’s right, no more gift codes, you’ll be getting Store Credit that you can use to purchase anything on GOG.com or partially pay for an item that’s more expensive. More choice, ease of use, and less limitations!
Finally, the GOG.com store has gotten itself a substantial visual revamp. We went for a fresh, mobile-friendly design that should make it even easier to find the games you want, notice the hot promos, and see what’s new. The main page, catalog view, product pages, and checkout have been updated and also lay the groundwork for even more overhaul, coming within the next few months together with many of the GOG Galaxy features. We hope you like it!
PS. Unfortunately, we need to drop some titles from our classic catalog, as we currently have no way to keep their pricing in line with our standards. In such cases, we always do our best to give you an advance warning and a last chance to purchase such games – preferably with a considerable discount. Check this news post to find out which titles are being removed from our catalog, when will it happen, and what parting discounts for them do we currently offer.
Source: GOG – Good Old Games