Cause there’s no business like show-business!
Our DRM-Free approach to digital distribution has been the foundation of GOG.com since day one and we’re convinced it is now firmly rooted in the gaming industry landscape. More and more users start to expect and demand the digital content they paid for to be free from any kind of restrictive mechanisms that limit access to their collections and get in the way of enjoyment. We think this is a good time to take the next step in our quest to make digital entertainment better for everyone. Today we set out to spread our DRM-Free ideas across the movie industry! That’s right: GOG.com now offers DRM-Free movies.
Our goal is to offer you cinema classics as well as some all-time favorite TV series with no DRM whatsoever, for you to download and keep on your hard drive or stream online whenever you feel like it. We talked to most of the big players in the movie industry and we often got a similar answer: “We love your ideas, but … we do not want to be the first ones. We will gladly follow, but until somebody else does it first, we do not want to take the risk”. DRM-Free distribution is not a concept their lawyers would accept without hesitation. We kind of felt that would be the case and that it’s gonna take patience and time to do it, to do it, to do it right. That’s quite a journey ahead of us, but every gamer knows very well that great adventures start with one small step. So why not start with something that feels very familiar? We offer you a number of gaming and internet culture documentaries – all of them DRM-Free, very reasonably priced, and presenting some fascinating insight into topics close to a gamer’s heart. Now, what do we have in store for you?
– There’s a whole new Movie Catalog for you to browse!
– All the movies we sell are priced at $5.99 (that’s a launch promo price for a few of them), and we aim to have that as the main price point for most of our future releases
– Two of the movies – The Art of Playing and TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard are available for FREE, so that you can test our new movie distribution features
– Most of our movies are in Full HD 1080p quality, some in 720p. With those of you with limited bandwidth or download quota in mind, we also supply much lighter 576p versions.
– Apart from downloading your movies you have the option to watch them streaming online, right here on GOG.com
– GOG.com is famous for its bonus goodies – each movie will come with as many of them as we can muster
– You can expect subsequent movie releases each week
That’s it. GOG.com Movies is a go, time to get some popcorn!
Source: GOG – Good Old Games