Last month, digital distributor GOG announced that to have the privilege of selling games from "fantastic bigger studios", it would adopt a regional pricing model for those titles. The move was not well-received and now, just weeks later, GOG has kicked the policy to the kerb.
In a post from GOG managing director Guillaume Rambourg and CD Projekt founder Marcin Iwiński, the company explained that it was not willing to "sacrifice one of our core values [DRM-free games] in an attempt to advance another [fair pricing]".
As a result of dropping regional pricing, the post states it will take GOG "longer to get some games" (or never, depending on the publisher), but that it is a small price to pay to stick to its principles.
The change does come with a small caveat — where it is otherwise impossible for the company not to have regional pricing on a title, it will "make up the difference" itself, in the form of $US5.99 and $US9.99 game codes. This will eventually transition to a store credit system, once "such functionality is implemented".