GameFly is basically the only game in town when it comes to renting console titles by mail. But this holiday season they plan to enter the much more crowded field of online digital distribution.
Starting with a closed beta on September 8, GameFly will begin selling 1,500 PC/Mac titles through direct download. The company will also offer a variety of free PC/Mac games through their “Unlimited PC Play” service. Both of these services, along with the traditional GameQ rental list, will be managed through a new GameFly desktop client. PC/Mac purchasing, “Unlimited PC Play” and the desktop client will be available to all GameFly members by the end of the year.
“We’re thrilled to bring digital to the gaming consumer in a meaningful way, as no other service or retailer brings physical and digital gaming together like GameFly,” said GameFly co-founder Sean Spector. “With a library of over 9,500 titles from over 300 first- and third-party publishers, GameFly members have the ultimate choice of how, what, when and where they game.”
GameFly members who are interested in joining the closed beta can request access at GameFly.com/beta.