In a conference online representatives of GOG.com confirmed that its suspected marketing ploy of closing down was just that, a marketing plot. According to an online press conference today with GoG.com reps, 98 percent of the site's code has been rewritten for the relaunch that will allow six times the amount of users and traffic compared to the old version.
The game will still offer DRM-free downloads of PC games and will still not use a download client. The relaunch will happen on Thursday at 8 am Eastern time and will add the original Baldur's Gate and its expansion pack to the service on Thursday as well for $9.99. GoG.com execs also said during the online press conference that the ultimate goal is for GoG.com to be the 'number one alternative' to the Steam download service [via ggmania].