XSeed Games revealed that Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is coming to Steam and the Humble Store. The game was also supposed to launch DRM-free on GOG.com, but according to XSeed Games, the DRM-free storefront denied the release of the game.
The news comes courtesy of a reply from XSeed Games’ official Twitter account, where they responded to a user asking if Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls would be releasing on GOG.com. On May 17th, 2019 XSeed Games stated that GOG.com denied the game’s release.
We were interested in putting Wizardry on GOG but it is a curated platform and Wizardry did not meet store requirements. You can pick it up on Steam or the Humble Store.
— XSEED Games (@XSEEDGames) May 17, 2019
Another user responded in complete disbelief, exclaiming that there are other Wizardry games on GOG.com.
This is true.
Wizardry 6+7 is available on GOG.com for $5.99.
Wizardry 8 is also available for on GOG.com for $9.99.
How did a new entry in a long running series not meet the store requirements when past entries are already available for purchase? It literally makes no sense.
I mean, what’s the big difference between the older Wizardry games and this latest one? Well, I suppose there are a ton of waifus in Acquire’s upcoming PC release. If you haven’t seen it yet you can check out the trailer below, which is filled with busty female warriors, sexy female elves, and loli-style thieves.
Moreover, the game actually isn’t new at all. It originally came out back in 2011 for the PS3. The upcoming PC port may be eight years late to the party, but it comes with additional resolution support, all of the previously released DLC, and various other quality of life features to accommodate the expectations of PC gamers.
Nevertheless, this isn’t the first time that GOG.com denied a good old game that seemed like a perfect fit for the service. They also denied the release of Grimoire, to which the developer accused the storefront of selectively curating content to avoid games made by anti-SJWs. Obviously there was no proof behind that claim, but there wasn’t much else in the way of information to prove it true or false given that GOG.com wasn’t willing to go into detail about the denial other than that Grimoire was “too niche”.
Anyway, you can look for Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls to launch on Steam and the Humble Store starting May 29th, 2019 at the end of the month. You can learn more about Xseed’s PC port by visiting the Steam store page.
(Thanks for the news tip Red and Voice of Fanservice)