GOG is the most reliable DRM-free store in PC Gaming, and has been earning a reputation with this concept for many years. Understandably, when Hitman released its extensive always-on DRM feature in the store a few weeks ago, the diehards of GOG were very frustrated. “In any sense, this game is not DRM-free,” a very direct comment said.
As promised a few weeks ago, GOG Community Manager Gabriela Siemienkowicz has now followed up on these issues. “We are still in conversation with IO Interactive about this version. Today we have removed HITMAN GOTY from the GOG catalog-as you pointed out, we should not release it in its current form,” she Post Under the username chandra on the GOG forum. “We apologize for the confusion and anger caused by this situation. We have let you down, and we want to thank you for bringing us this topic-although it is honest, it shows how enthusiastic you are. GOG.”
The community’s response was generally positive, although some users were still angry at GOG’s initial statement suggesting that their negative comments on the killer were “comment bombardment.”
The release of IO Interactive’s Hitman on GOG is by no means DRM free, with multiple game modes and basic unlocking, such as starting position, weapons and clothing locked behind the online connection. Although the GOG store page states that the game is “DRM-free. It can be played without activation or online connection.”
Good place, European players.