[UPDATE] It’s here! Head over to GOG.com and pick up your childhood memories.
A pair of revolutionary shooters from Lucasarts are making their way onto GOG.com soon, according to a since deleted thread on GOG’s official forums, as well as a deleted announcement that appeared to have also slipped out early. GOG is also currently counting down the time on their front page to a new developer being added (it’s counting down to 12pm EST on Tuesday) – so there’s a decent chance the addition is happening tomorrow.
X-Wing (1993) and Tie Fighter (1994) are among the games that will be available for $10 on the service soon as part of a partnership between Disney and GOG. Thanks to a quick-thinking NeoGAF user, the thread was saved and the full list of games preserved for the rest of us to oogle at.
Star Wars™: X-Wing Special Edition – digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
Star Wars™: TIE Fighter Special Edition – digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
Sam & Max Hit the Road – digital distribution debut, on GOG.com!
The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition
Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis™
Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic
The entire list is drool-worthy to say the least, but everything other than TIE Fighter, X-Wing, and Sam & Max Hit The Road are available on Steam or other digital platforms. Those three are being released for the first time digitally, allowing you to relive a part of your Star Wars-loving childhood hassle free on your modern PC. Both X-Wing and its successor TIE Fighter were hailed for their revolutionary graphics – both inside and outside of your ship’s cockpit – as well as the advanced AI controlling your numerous enemies.
If GOG has been looking for a way to finally get its name out there ahead of Steam, this may just help do it. Of course it’s going to take more than a classic re-release to pry Valve’s death grip on digital distribution, but it certainly helps to get the service’s name on people’s minds.
Maybe this will also give space simulator fans who spent $1,500 on a rig to play Star Citizen something to do while they wait for updates? Either way, picking up both classic games for $20 is a steal whether or not you’ve played them already.Source: NeoGAF