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Discord Store Undercuts Epic With 10% Split

Why not 90/10? Asks the Discord Blog innocently, as the chat app announces that beginning next year their fledgling game store will begin offering developers 90% of the revenue for games sold there, taking only a 10% cut for themselves. This seems like a response to Epic Games, who made waves when they announced their new store would only keep a 12% cut. Now word is the Discord Store has passed them on the race to the bottom line:

Earlier this year though, we noticed a change happening in the game industry. We talked to a lot of developers, and many of them feel that current stores are not earning their 30% of the usual 70/30 revenue share. Because of this, we now see developers creating their own stores and launchers to distribute their games instead of focusing on what’s really important — making great games and cultivating amazing communities.

So, we asked ourselves a few more questions. Why does it cost 30% to distribute games? Is this the only reason developers are building their own stores and launchers to distribute games?

Turns out, it does not cost 30% to distribute games in 2018. After doing some research, we discovered that we can build amazing developer tools, run them, and give developers the majority of the revenue share.

So, starting in 2019, we are going to extend access to the Discord store and our extremely efficient game patcher by releasing a self-serve game publishing platform. No matter what size, from AAA to single person teams, developers will be able to self publish on the Discord store with 90% revenue share going to the developer. The remaining 10% covers our operating costs, and we’ll explore lowering it by optimizing our tech and making things more efficient.

We will also empower developers to communicate with their players by improving Verified Servers, extending their ability to add great content to the Activity Feed, and more. We believe if we iterate and work with developers, we can reverse platform fragmentation in the game industry while connecting developers and players closer together.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2018, 21:33 Avus
 
Primalchrome wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 19:12:
DrSquick wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 19:01:
What does Steam do to justify a 30% cut? Great customer support?
Oh...I don't know....but I guess I can *try* to think of a single thing....
* First product to bring market, libraries, patching, and multiplayer under one banner for any dev.
* Free marketing for products on steam
* Developed Steam workshop for easy management of mods
* Integrated communities
* Exposure for Indie games
* Linux support
* Big Picture mode
* Controller support
* SteamLink
* SteamVR
* Steam Controller
* SteamBox (the political/market implications)

I mean...really...I know it's cool and edgy to hate Gabe/Valve/Steam, but don't pretend like Steam hasn't done amazing things for gaming and provided a wide swath of services for the devs that use it.

10000% agree and need to post this again... Without Steam/Valve (and WoW), PC gaming pretty much dead (very dead) when MS gave up PC gaming in 2001 and opened Xbox department. Just remember what kind of PC gaming sh!t we need deal with E fxxking A, Ubisuck, Activision... Do you really think EA will develop Origin, Ubisuck will develop Uplay, GoG will develop GoG Galaxy if Stream is not ULTRA successful?

Go Wikipedia and read how Steam was born. (thanks for the stupid MS, Yahoo and Realplayer) I LOVE Steam and they deserve all their success and become the de facto online game store for PC (and Linux).

The only 2 companies which really made history and pioneer online software stores are Valve - Steam (a game developer!) and Apple - iTune (a hardware company!). MS (the world biggest software company) was just WTF?? I still remembered when MS Office 2013 released in 2012, people were still drove to a Best Buy, bought a copy of MS Office 2013 which is a plastic box contain a card inside that has a product key and download link on it. So you can drove back home/office with the plastic box/key card, turn on your computer, hand type the product key, download the Office and install. This is so fxxking stupid...

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