Motion Twin / Evil Empire have announced that Dead Cells is increasing in price in Argentina & Turkey, as it seems too many people were taking advantage of the cheaper prices from other countries.
This is an issue that we've seen come up before, with people working around Steam's regional pricing to access lower prices elsewhere.
Writing in an announcement on Steam, the developers noted how these two countries have made up a "significant" amount of their sales over the last year but this has not come with an increase in the amount of players there. Usually, developers can see that the percentage of sales in a country matches up to the player count in that country but in this case for Argentina & Turkey "their % of total sales is 3-4x the amount of the % of their total players".
The developer thinks that "it is extremely likely that people are changing their region to take advantage of a 70-90% reduction in price". Dead Cells is not exactly an expensive game when you look at what's available on Steam, something they touch on in the post, and it is regularly discounted too so they say "this is impacting us so heavily".
A sad day for people buying it legitimately in Argentina & Turkey, and another issue smaller developers have to deal with.
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