SAO PAULO, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UOL BoaCompra - Latin America's cross-border payments pioneer - is excited to announce today a strategic partnership to expand the acclaimed GOG.com digitial distribution platform to Brazil. GOG.com's Brazil portal will be operated by owners CD PROJEKT (best known for the acclaimed The Witcher video game series), in close partnership with UOL BoaCompra, whose payment gateway enables regional transactions in Brazilian Real.
Founded in 2008, GOG.com is a leading digital distribution portal focused on entertainment content free of DRM (Digital Rights Management). Currently offering a catalog of over 1,600 AAA, indie and immortal video game classics, games purchased on GOG.com can be installed on as many computers as the customer chooses, without the need for a CD-key or persistent Internet connection.
Through this partnership, Brazilian customers will be treated to the complete GOG.com experience, with full Portuguese language support and easy access to the company's entire catalog of games and movies. The highly popular (but optional) GOG Galaxy launcher will also be available in Portuguese, along with a new localized section of the GOG.com forum, where Brazilian gamers can discuss their favorite titles in their native language.
"We are delighted to deliver the authentic-yet-fully-localized GOG.com experience to eager fans in the very important emerging Brazilian market," said GOG.com spokesman Marcelo Suplicy. "Supporting a wide range of secure local payments is vital to any globally operating digital storefront, and we felt that UOL BoaCompra's track record and reputation made them the perfect partner for our GOG.com launch in Brazil."
"It's an honor to add GOG.com and CD PROJEKT to our list of distinguished global partners," stated UOL BoaCompra Managing Director Renato Bertozzo. "As the leading e-commerce company in Latin America we are delighted to make it possible for Brazilian customers to shop from the entire GOG.com content portfolio using their choice of nearly two dozen popular payment options, including: regional credit cards, bank transfers, billet and our own virtual video game currency, Go4gold credits."
Launched in 2008, GOG.com is a leading digital distribution platform offering AAA releases, indie titles and immortal video game classics. Part of the CD PROJEKT Group (best known for the acclaimed The Witcher series), GOG.com hosts over 1,600 DRM-free games and movies, and is home to the popular GOG Galaxy online gaming management platform. No copy protection or mandatory online activation is required. GOG.com operates globally and services millions of enthusiastic gamers.
About UOL BoaCompra
Founded in 2004, UOL BoaCompra is an online payment company, specializing in cross-border payments, video games and digital services. UOL BoaCompra supports more than 5,000 online titles across Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain and Turkey, with more than 150 available payment methods. This includes Go4Gold, a virtual currency created specifically for game transactions. More than 130 of the largest gaming companies - including Electronic Arts, Valve Corporation, Riot Games, Games Oasis, SmileGate and Bigpoint - have partnered with UOL BoaCompra to bring their games to emerging markets. UOL BoaCompra also owns and operates the independent e-sports league XLG UOL (Xtreme League). For additional information, please visit boacompra.com, go4gold.uol.com.br or xlg.uol.com.br.
To speak with a representative of UOL BoaCompra or GOG.com, please reach out to Mario R. Kroll or CJ Melendez at [email protected].
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