Unfortunately, it seems that NISA is unwilling to release Ys VIII on GOG according to this Steam thread
. Apparently, they also addressed the issue earlier this year during an announcement stream, but this just provides further proof that a DRM-free release is unlikely. Can't say I'm surprised though, since the company has had a tremendous love for Steam over other comparable platforms. *sigh*
Well, here's hoping we receive a port of Memories of Calceta in the future. I'd rather support Xseed's good practices rather than NISA's poor habits.