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GOG Galaxy 2.0 users get Epic Games Store integration

by Mark Tyson on 21 July 2020, 10:11

Tags: Epic Games, Good Old Games

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GOG Galaxy 2.0 has gained official Epic Games Store integration. Going forward users will be able to browse, launch or install titles bought from the Epic Store without leaving the GOG launcher.

Previously there have been lots of community integrations that allow GOG Galaxy 2.0 users to bring in games from disparate sources but official support is best; for seamless compatibility, reliability, and continuity between updates. Now GOG Galaxy 2.0 officially supports Xbox Live titles, GOG/CDPR purchased titles, other DRM free titles, plus Epic Games Store purchased games.

"We're excited that Epic Games Store integration has come to GOG Galaxy 2.0," said Steve Allison, Epic Games Store general manager. "It's an important step towards breaking down walls between PC stores, as it enables a unified experience for players to manage their PC games library independent of where their games were purchased."

I have seen numerous HEXUS readers commenting upon Epic Games Store stories that they don't want another PC games launcher on their systems, so perhaps this will satisfy them. In my case I have grabbed many an Epic Games Store freebie but have never got around to downloading the launcher yet, and it looks like I won't need to - once I get time to explore some of the games.

As well as your game library, thanks to the scope of the Epic Games Store integration GOG Galaxy 2.0 users will be able to check out their play history, leaderboards and the overview of the games.

GOG continues to refine its PC games client with tweaks, fixes, and community requested features. On Epic's side, CEO Tim Sweeney has been tweeting about working with any willing ecosystems, in the wake of this announcement.



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I like GoG… it is like a Second Steam to me… especially the old titles made easy to play.
“In my case I have grabbed many an Epic Games Store freebie but have never got around to downloading the launcher yet, and it looks like I won't need to - once I get time to explore some of the games.”

Is this true? Normally for GOG integrations you still need the underlying launcher - you just don't need to use it directly. I can't see Epic giving GOG the keys to the bank vault?

Got to be honest I tried to avoid Epic but finally given in (Still prefer Steam).
Good to hear as I already use GOG Galaxy.
cheesemp
“In my case I have grabbed many an Epic Games Store freebie but have never got around to downloading the launcher yet, and it looks like I won't need to - once I get time to explore some of the games.”

Is this true? Normally for GOG integrations you still need the underlying launcher - you just don't need to use it directly. I can't see Epic giving GOG the keys to the bank vault?

Got to be honest I tried to avoid Epic but finally given in (Still prefer Steam).

That is how I read it, but have yet to install either GOG Galaxy 2.0 or Epic's launcher.
I know on Steam that launches the uPlay or EA Origin client etc when certain games run.
I can give it a try this afternoon, sometime after the important news at 2, if no one else knows for sure.

UPDATE: yes, launching an EGS game from GOG Galaxy 2.0 runs the Epic Games Launcher in the background before the game starts to load.
GOG Galaxy is the best launcher period