Thought Steam was the only thing bad enough to obliterate your wallet when it comes to gaming? Wrong! There are other platforms like GOG.com, a similar platform which focus more on good ol’ classics. The site now has a mysterious counter on the front page, pointing to a new gaming publisher coming on board. It looks like GOG will be getting a whole lot of LucasArts classic titles added to their offerings.
The news came in the form of a post on the site, a bit prematurely supposedly, because it has since been removed. Thankfully, the Internet is full of wizards who used sorcery to magic up whatever it said. It was the following (Destructoid via NeoGAF):
The day has finally come and the holy grail of classic gaming has arrived on GOG.com. Welcome, Lucasfilm games! You are among friends, here! We’re proud to announce a new partnership with ©Disney that allows for the DRM-free release of about 30 classic titles from the cult-classic developer. We know you waited long for this moment, so we want to reunite you with those golden oldies with as little delay as possible. Today, to start with a bang, we are releasing a selection of 6 acclaimed titles from Lucas’ most famous gaming franchises, so that the Disney/Lucasfilm catalog on GOG.com is made impressive from day one.
Got you drooling a teeny tiny bit I’d imagine? What classics can we expect? Here are the first 6 that should be out later today:
- Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition
- Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition
- Sam & Max Hit the Road
- The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition
- Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™
- Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic
Most of those are available on Steam. X-Wing and TIE Fighter aren’t though, so if you’re looking for some classic Star Wars, you’re in luck. Sam & Max Hit the Road is also available digitally for the first time.
Remember, this is just the first 6 of 30 classic titles that will be added over the next few months. Is there anything in particular you are hoping to see? I doubt it would ever happen, but I absolutely loved Star Wars: Jedi Wars on the PlayStation 1. I would happily pay money to play that title again!
Last Updated: October 28, 2014