The CD Projekt-owned PC gaming storefront GOG simply launched a “info and figures” breakdown of 2022 in an official weblog submit. The upshot? GOG skilled regular development in its person base and library whereas additionally turning a tidy $1.2 million revenue. It is a heartening turnaround to see because the service really misplaced cash⁠—$1.15 million to be precise⁠—the earlier 12 months.

GOG financial results showing lopsided record revenue in 2020, stable revenue in 21 and 22, and $1.2 million in profit for 22.

(Picture credit score: CD Projekt)

GOG noticed a near-20% growth of its person base final 12 months, although apparently the variety of lively GOG Galaxy (the service’s desktop consumer) customers merely remained regular⁠. It is robust getting round launcher fatigue nowadays, and GOG Galaxy isn’t a requirement to make use of the storefront⁠—you should purchase and download these video games off the GOG web site.

GOG shared a income chart that exhibits simply how a lot of a lopsided banner 12 months 2020 was for the service, an unprecedented and up to now unmatched efficiency that GOG chalks as much as the discharge of Cyberpunk 2077 and the overall increase within the business because of home-bound pandemic gaming. That being mentioned, its income now continues to be considerably greater than earlier than the pandemic.

Total income for GOG seems to be to have stayed flat between 2021 and ’22, which signifies to me that the structural adjustments GOG undertook paid off. On the finish of 2021 the service publicly re-committed to DRM-free, curated distribution after it confronted criticism for promoting the always-online Hitman 3. Nevertheless, separating GOG from the Gwent Consortium and CD Projekt’s different on-line providers (and their related prices) at round that point appears to have had a much bigger impression, reversing the loss and bringing the service into the green with little change to general income.

As for the way this impacts us players, I am simply blissful that GOG is doing properly, with the form of wholesome financials that can let it maintain doing its factor: making basic PC gaming extensively accessible and accessible. That is one non-Steam launcher I am completely blissful to have on my desktop. In any case, where else am I supposed to seek out The Thriller of the Druids, The Temple of Elemental Evil, and Doom 64 multi function place?