What’s Good Old Games up to?

GOG — Good Old Games, a DRM-free digital distributor of classic PC games — has shut down. Or so it seems.

“GOG.com simply cannot remain in its current form,” reads a message posted on the service’s website. It also says: “This doesn’t mean the idea behind GOG.com is gone forever. We’re closing down the service and putting this era behind us as new challenges await.”

A solution which will allow users to re-download their games is said to be put in place this week, but the message isn’t clear as to what’s next for the actual service.

There is a bright side to the suspiciously abrupt closing, however; it could merely be a stunt. Speculation online points to this being nothing more than a marketing ploy, a takeover by a larger entity, or a possible relaunch. But, again, it’s all speculation for now.

GOG itself promises further information later in the week. “As the message on the site says, this doesn’t mean GOG is gone :)” says spokesman Tom Ohle. “We’ll have more to share in the coming days.”