I also preferred a GOG version of the game, DRM-free and with GOG.com providing the updates. What is the problem with GOG?
Steam would be my second choice, because as it was stated earlier, it will also be the DRM-free verison of the game anyhow. My problem with Steam is that I don’t want to depend on Steam for the download. GOG at least provides an offline-installable game, although they also managed to make some updates exclusive to their own GOG Galaxy client (i.e. you get updates from the GOG Galaxy client for games that you cannot download as standalone installers/updates…).
BUT what about the integration of online functions (such as screenshot uploads and some sort of game community), extra content such as DLCs and such? Or more precisely: how will the game know my backer status, and therefore what extra items and wardrobe I deserve?
One more issue I have with Steam is that I would be unable to download the Linux version of the game on Windows or the Mac version on Linux and so on…
As a sidenote: why not provide something like GOG connect? I have bought a couple of games from Humble Bundle, got Steam keys with them (sometimes also DRM-free stand-alone downloads, but not always) and through https://www.gog.com/connect I was able to additionally put them into my GOG library, thus providing the off-line installable version from GOG. Not all games came that way, true, but I guess it all depends on what you guys negotiate with GOG.com.
As a Linux backer, but a realist computer user, I would prefer to be able to play the game on Windows and Linux likewise. I would also prefer to play it on macOS one day, should I get one of them far too expensive machines which are basically overprized PCs with a not-so-great-anymore operating system… But I am multi-platform, multi-computing-system and multi-operating-system, so this is where I stand: having to choose, and since I support Linux as a desktop platform, I cannot not choose Linux, even if I lateron want to play the game on Windows… :-[
- What is the problem with (the negotiations with) GOG.com?
- Why not later add GOG.com, after an initial release on Steam? (GOG Connect) Means this: everyone gets Steam keys, and those who are interested can add the game to their GOG library later.
- What about the backer tiers? Will they require some sort of Internet connection to get them or will this work by key, i.e. offline?
- Can you please clearly state that I will ONLY get the Linux version if I have chosen so, when using DRM-free instead of Steam? (I hope not! I want Windows/Mac/Linux, but please say it. Thanks.)
- And, important particularly for the previous question: Will the Steam version be multi-platform?
Thanks. And sorry, I am very busy with work, it suddenly came up and since then I have little to no time to do anything else… Gaming became a very rare activity since…