GoG, the DRM-free game distribution platform, has announced today that it is adding movies to its library.
“More and more users start to expect and demand the digital content they paid for to be free from any kind of restrictive mechanisms that limit access to their collections and get in the way of enjoyment,” said the firm in the announcement. “We think this is a good time to take the next step in our quest to make digital entertainment better for everyone. Today we set out to spread our DRM-Free ideas across the movie industry.”
The service has launched with a collection of “gaming and internet culture documentaries”, however GoG admitted that bigger movie studios weren’t ready to take the risk just yet.
“We talked to most of the big players in the movie industry and we often got a similar answer: “We love your ideas, but … we do not want to be the first ones. We will gladly follow, but until somebody else does it first, we do not want to take the risk”.”
“DRM-Free distribution is not a concept their lawyers would accept without hesitation,” GoG explained. “We kind of felt that would be the case and that it’s gonna take patience and time to do it, to do it, to do it right.”