A European company wants to change that, and provide a stable environment for people to access and download old games. It is called “Good Old Games”, and the company aims to provide PC titles from the 80s and 90s in a downloadable format that they claim will be completely DRM free, almost as good as having a perfect ISO of your own. They claim their service will sell games from $5.99 to $9.99 a pop, and once purchased will let you download them at will whenever you want from wherever you want.
An attractive option in a world with so many online services that are coupled with heavy DRM restrictions. This is an interesting concept, to say the least, and I hope that projects like this find themselves to be sustainable – because it will prove to the gaming industry that people not only do not want DRM, but will be happy to pay for entertainment without it.