GOG (formerly Good Old Games) on Wednesday launched a new program called GOG Connect that lets users link their Steam account to GOG and add DRM-free versions of select games to their GOG.com library.
Using Steam’s API, the new feature allows GOG to scan your Steam library and add DRM-free copies of games participating in the program. Right now, that list is pretty short with just over 20 games including The Witness, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Final Cut, Saints Row 2, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition and Unreal Tournament GOTY, just to name a few.
GOG says the new feature is here to stay but available games will come and go based on various developer and publisher deals. The good news is that once you’ve imported a DRM-free game to GOG, it’ll remain in your library even after it’s no longer offered for import. What’s more, your Steam account remains unaffected regardless of how many games you do or don’t import.
You’ll need to make sure your Steam privacy settings and profile status are set to public before linking the two. GOG says the API used for the feature supports a limited number of calls each day so you may be put into a queue before accounts are connected.
Perhaps the most important thing you need to know is that only one Steam account can be linked to a GOG account and linking is permanent. If you have multiple Steam accounts for whatever reason, you’ll want to choose wisely as it relates to which account to link.
To help ring in the new feature, GOG is also running a sale through June 6 in which you can save up to 85 percent on select titles.