GOG close to announcing deal with one of three major publishers

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 22:12 GMT By Brenna Hillier

GOG has revealed that it has “gotten really far in talks” with one of the remaining three major publishers it put on its hit list a few years ago – but which one?

Nagged by PC Gamer about getting Microsoft on board, CD Projelt’s Trevor Longino gave an exciting if enigmatic reply.

“We announced two years ago what our top five targets are. We’ve signed two of them, and what we have left now are Microsoft, Take-Two, and LucasArts,” he noted.

“We’ve gotten really far in talks with one of those guys, and we believe probably right around the time of the next big press conference we’ll be able to say, ‘Here, we have these games.’”

Negotiations have progressed so well, Longino said, that the test team is already looking at games.

“We pretty much have it worked out with these guys. So now we’re just talking about what games we can have, what games you have advice for. It should be awesome news for classic gamers,” he added.

“These games are such great games, even new gamers should be able to say, ‘This is an awesome game.’ There are tons of really good releases we’re working on signing on the classic games front.”

Well, that’s ridiculously exciting; all three of the named publishers have significant classic PC catalogues which can be quite difficult to find and get running on modern machines.