April 28, 2020 This story originally indicated that GOG Galaxy 2.0 is leaving beta. It’s been corrected to reflect that GOG Galaxy won’t be leaving the beta stage just yet.
GOG recently announced GOG Galaxy 1.2’s going to be updating to the 2.0 version for everyone “in the coming weeks”, but ahead of this there’s now another update for the gaming client’s second version in beta. Update five’s now dropped, bringing new features for subscriptions, game launching, menus, and more.
GOG Galaxy 2.0’s fifth major update now pops all of your game subscriptions into one place in the client, making browsing your collection, searching in it, and installing games from each different service a lot easier. So, for example, if you’re signed up to other subscription platforms like the Xbox games pass for PC, you’ll be able to access them all in one place on GOG Galaxy 2.0. Sweet.
In addition, GOG announces, is a change that now lets you “link multiple executables to any game and add your own launch parameters, to play games with custom mods or settings”. So, if you’re keen to tinker with your games or launch different versions, the client will now make that easier for you.
Other updates to Galaxy’s 2.0 version also mean you can now swap the order of your games about through a sorting title you set yourself, and enjoy “smoother scrolling” when you’re having a good look through your collection of games. Plus, there’s also an “expanded context menu” that should mean you can manage your games’ installation in a more streamlined, simpler way.
Update 5 is live!
We're happy to announce that displaying & managing games owned from subscriptions, among other cool new features, are now a part of #GOGALAXY 2.0
— GOG GALAXY 2.0 (@GOGGalaxy) April 27, 2020