GOG changes the way we see software patches

It’s just a fact of life: Game patches and updates are seen as being compulsory, even when they break more than they fix. But GOG.com is about to change that, with the latest version of its GOG Galaxy gaming client making game updates not only optional, but reversible.

GOG Galaxy Client

GOG Galaxy Client

The rollback tweak comes with beta version 1.1 of the client, available now fi you’ve enrolled to receive preview updates (everyone else will get it soon).

VP of Online Tech at GOG.com, Piotr Karwowski, explains the decision:

We know that patches can occasionally break a game or affect your mods. 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 service has also been updated with the ability to pause and resume downloads and installations, a compact sidebar, improvements to the friend system, better navigation and UI, and some pretty neat performance tweaks designed to take advantage of GPU acceleration and App Nap.

If you’ve not yet tried it, you can grab GOG Galaxy right now for free, and open up a world of possibilities for your GOG.com library.

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