Good Old Games have gone back on their decision to use regional pricing on certain titles. Announced last month, GOG wanted to use regional pricing to allow them to stock more recent titles from big name publishers.
GOG detailed the reversal through their news feed, stating “we make mistakes. We thought DRM-Free was so important that you’d prefer we bring you more DRM-Free games and Fair Price was less critical and that it could be sacrificed in some cases“.
This decision comes two weeks after the original post.Now if they are unable to avoid regional pricing for whatever reason, GOG will make up the difference by giving the purchaser $5.99/$10.99 game codes and store credit in the future.
After a fair amount of apologising and explaining their choice, they ended the message with “GOG.com will remain true to its values and will keep on offering you the best of DRM-free gaming with Fair Prices…We will work hard not to disappoint you again”
Regional pricing is a controversial practice, and some that usually ends up shafting gamers outside of the UK, US and Japan. Many international gamers are sure to be happy about GOG’s customer first practices.