For the past few days, digital distributor GOG.com has been teasing the fact that a new publisher will be bringing their titles to the service. While the countdown isn’t set to end until tomorrow morning, users on the site have discovered that the dearly departed LucasArts is indeed that publisher.
In a post on the GOG forums, a user discovered threads that revealed certain specific titles from LucasArts that will be showing up on the service. While the threads confirming the leak have since been taken down, the cat is officially out of the bag in regards to the news. A separate thread additionally revealed that GOG.com partnered with Disney in order to make this happen, and that “about 30 classic titles” from the developer will be available. While we don’t know all of the titles coming at the moment, we do know that these six will be the first available:
- Star Wars: X-Wing Special Edition
- Star Wars: Tie Fighter Special Edition
- Sam & Max Hit The Road
- The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Despite the fact that digital distribution has been on the rise for quite some time now, it’s crazy to think that X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Sam & Max have not been available through it before. These are three of the best PC games to come out of the 1990s, and it’s great that a new generation of gamers will get to experience them properly.
As for what else may come from this deal, that’s a difficult question to answer. I’m sure we will get some duds from this deal, perhaps something like RTX Red Rock, but there are so many classics to choose from that it’s hard to narrow it down to just 30. Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango are just a few of the titles that could be on the way.
For those that did not get the chance to experience the glory days of LucasArts, are you interested in playing these games through GOG? Let us know in the comments section below.