It may not be time to panic about Good Old Games

Tom Francis at

At the weekend, the home page of beloved DRM-free classic games shop Good Old Games went down. It was replaced by a sober message saying that "unfortunately, we've decided that GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form" and that "Working on GOG.com was a great adventure for all of us". But on the forums of a Polish financial website, someone posting as the head of parent company CD Projekt says (in Polish):

"Note, the date of the conference is probably 22nd, early Wednesday evening. Information about this soon on GOG.com (please do not panic after reading the information contained there:)"

If you re-read the doom-and-gloom message on GOG.com in light of this, it never actually says the closure is permanent for the foreseeable future. The terms "cannot remain in its current form" and "putting this era behind us as new challenges await" could refer to something else. We'll have an interview with the Good Old Games guys up this Thursday the 23rd, to clear it up.

In the meantime, if this is a hoax, what do you think? Over the line?