GOG.com today unveiled what it calls an "optional client" to facilitate cross play multiplayer regardless of where you buy a game from. The client software, which the company says is "DRM-free" in theory will allow those who buy games from services like Steam to play their game in Galaxy without the need for logging into a service with a user account.
The client will allow them to update their games and play with their friends regardless of "where they bought their game" and what client it might be tied to. Customers won't be required to use the client if they buy a game from GOG.com and can manually update their games via the GOG website, if that's what they want to do.
Details are pretty thin on how this will all work, but GOG.com offers a video attempting to explain it, which you can watch to your left.
The announcement was made today during the company's Summer Conference. GOG.com also announced details on pre-ordering the next game in The Witcher series, The Witcher 3, and a new adventure game set in the same universe called "The Witcher Adventure Game" (working title).
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-order offer from GOG.com includes an instantly-available copy of Neverwinter Nights, a discounted pre-order price, a 10 percent discount for players who already own The Witcher and its sequel The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, a "Fair Price Package" for gamers living in regions where the price is higher than in the U.S. (get back the price difference in the form of in-store coupons from GOG.com), two multiplayer beta-access keys to The Witcher Adventure Game (which will be "coming soon"), and bonus content such as the digital artbook, The Witcher comic book, bonus music tracks and desktop wallpapers.
You can learn more about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-order here. Expect to hear more about all these things during E3 next week.