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GOG Galaxy gets its first major update

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Gog.com

GOG Galaxy, the frontend client for Good Old Games, has just been patched to beta 1.1. This update introduces the rollback feature, which lets you restore any individual game to a previous version or update. I'm excited about this feature as I've had a number of unfortunate situations where a publisher drops a patch that completely breaks a game. This update also improves the friends list, after the team received feedback following the Witcher 3 launch.

I've been playing around with Galaxy for a while now and I really like it. Valve and Steam have rarely steered me wrong--outside of its disastrous launch alongside Half-Life 2 in 2004--but GOG's extra transparency and flexibility are growing on me. If Galaxy gets even more stable in its final release I'll probably do all my big day-one game purchases there.

GOG Galaxy Launches Into 1.1 Update
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GOG Galaxy - First Major Update Available Now

Warsaw, August 25 - GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform, has already been tested by countless gamers, including the majority of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt players on PC. The fully optional gaming client is designed to install, play and update games, as well as offer multiplayer, achievements, chat, game-time tracking and more.

Update 1.1 to the GOG Galaxy beta brings new improvements and launches the anticipated "rollback" feature - allowing gamers to restore their game to prior states with just a single click. Game updates are now not only optional, but also reversible.

"We know that patches can occasionally break a game or affect your mods" explains Piotr Karwowski, VP of Online Tech at GOG.com "With the newest update to GOG Galaxy, we're giving our users more control over their games and patches, but also addressing many of the top requests from our community."

The weeks following the Galaxy-powered release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were a chance for the team to collect feedback and to work on perfecting the Client. The GOG Galaxy Update 1.1 includes much-requested improvements to the friend system (making it easier to find and invite friends), download pausing & resuming functionality, extended pre-installation options with more ways for users to configure games to their needs, and an improved app UI and navigation. The entire client will now be more resource-friendly while also becoming faster.

GOG Galaxy Update 1.1 is available today for all users enrolled to receive preview updates, but will also be rolling out very soon to the entire userbase. Those eager to test out the announced improvements today  can simply navigate to their GOG Galaxy settings screen and select the option to ??Receive preview updates??.

To download GOG Galaxy or see what??s new and improved in Update 1.1, visit www.GOG.com/Galaxy.