the impending conclusion of their Fair Price Package
On March 31st we are going to discontinue the Fair Price Package
program. Let us explain the reasoning behind this decision.
We came up with Fair Price Package (FPP) as a way to make up the price
difference between various countries. Some games on GOG.COM have regional
pricing, meaning the price of the same game in one place can be higher compared
to its price in North America. In countries where the game is more expensive, we
give users the equivalent of the price difference in GOG Wallet funds. In actual
numbers, on average, we give users back 12% of the game price from our own
pocket. In some cases, this number can reach as high as 37%.
In the past, we were able to cover these extra costs from our cut and still turn
a small profit. Unfortunately, this is not the case anymore. With an increasing
share paid to developers, our cut gets smaller. However, we look at it, at the
end of the day we are a store and need to make sure we sell games without a
Removing FPP is not a decision we make lightly, but by making this change, we
will be able to offer better conditions to game creators, which — in turn — will
allow us to offer you more curated classic games and new releases. All DRM-free.
We wanted to make sure you have some lead time to still benefit from the Fair
Price Package. The program will last until the 31st of March, 2019, so if you
would like to take advantage of it, now is the time. The funds you gather from
the program will keep the 12 months expiration date from the moment you’ve been
granted your last funds.