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GOG.com introduces Steam library import feature for DRM-free copies of games

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GOG.com has implemented a new service today: GOG Connect, which allows users to permanently import games from their Steam accounts directly into their GOG.com libraries. Select games will be eligible for the service on a limited basis, offering the chance to grab a copy of certain titles without any copy protection, as long as a user has already purchased them on Steam.

Currently, games that can be copied over with GOG Connect include Braid, Saints Row 2 and The Witness. They'll only be offered for the next five days, although the service's instructions state that duration will vary. GOG.com plans to continue providing eligible titles.

Steam account information like cloud saves and achievements won't carry over, however. GOG Connect only gives players access to particular games that they already own, but once they import those titles into their GOG.com libraries, they'll reside there permanently.

GOG.com distinguishes itself from Steam by selling games without any Digital Rights Management, or DRM. The site's support page explains that its founders believe "a DRM-free world would be a better place and that's why you won't find any DRMs or other intrusive copy protection in items available at GOG.com."