Dentorro wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 11:02:
Why give 30% of your money to Valve if you can get it al for yourself? I can see more publishers in the future go their own route so they earn more.
1) Steamworks is free
2) 30% margin would happen on any platform you sell your game on.
The only way you would 'not be paying Valve 30%' woudl be to sell your game directly on your own store page with your own payment processors and dealing wtih the fraud associated with that, etc.
This is on top of re-inventing the wheel with regards to making your own platform. Only giant corporations are going to bother with that with the resources they have available.