Hitman – Game of the Year Edition was released on GOG with DRM. This upset a lot of customers, who began to review bomb the game, since GOG is known for DRM-free games. GOG community manager Gabriela Siemienkowicz has issued an apology on the official forum, explaining that GOG is working with publisher IO Interactive to rectify the problem. For the time being, the game has been removed from the store.
Thank you for your patience and for giving us the time to investigate the release of HITMAN GOTY on GOG. As promised, we’re getting back to you with updates.
We’re still in dialogue with IO Interactive about this release. Today we have removed HITMAN GOTY from GOG’s catalog – we shouldn’t have released it in its current form, as you’ve pointed out.
We’d like to apologise for the confusion and anger generated by this situation. We’ve let you down and we’d like to thank you for bringing this topic to us – while it was honest to the bone, it shows how passionate you are towards GOG.
We appreciate your feedback and will continue our efforts to improve our communication with you.